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Grade 38 Titanium vs. Grade C-6 Titanium

Both grade 38 titanium and grade C-6 titanium are titanium alloys. They have a very high 96% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is grade 38 titanium and the bottom bar is grade C-6 titanium.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
100
Elongation at Break, % 11
9.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 530
460
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 40
39
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 1000
890
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 910
830

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 330
310
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1620
1580
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1570
1530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 550
550
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 8.0
7.8
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 9.3
9.8

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 1.2
1.2
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 2.4
2.5

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 36
36
Density, g/cm3 4.5
4.5
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 35
30
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 560
480
Embodied Water, L/kg 160
190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 110
78
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 3840
3300
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 35
35
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 62
55
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 49
46
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 3.2
3.2
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 72
63

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 3.5 to 4.5
4.0 to 6.0
Carbon (C), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.1
Hydrogen (H), % 0 to 0.015
0 to 0.015
Iron (Fe), % 1.2 to 1.8
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.050
Nitrogen (N), % 0 to 0.030
0
Oxygen (O), % 0.2 to 0.3
0 to 0.2
Tin (Sn), % 0
2.0 to 3.0
Titanium (Ti), % 89.9 to 93.1
89.7 to 94
Vanadium (V), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.4
0 to 0.4