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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C99600 Bronze

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C99600 bronze belongs to the copper alloys. There are 22 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (9, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EN-MC65210 magnesium and the bottom bar is C99600 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
150
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
27 to 34
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
56
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
560
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
250 to 300

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
240
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
200
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
1100
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
1050
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
440
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
19

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
8.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
3.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
51

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
130 to 150
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
210 to 310
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
10
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
22
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
19
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
1.0 to 2.8
Carbon (C), % 0
0 to 0.050
Cobalt (Co), % 0
0 to 0.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
50.8 to 60
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.2
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.020
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.6 to 95.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
39 to 45
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.1
Silver (Ag), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.1
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.2
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.3