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C23400 Brass vs. C86300 Bronze

Both C23400 brass and C86300 bronze are copper alloys. They have 81% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 22 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (10, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C23400 brass and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 370 to 640
850

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 190
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 970
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 930
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
20

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 27
23
Density, g/cm3 8.5
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.6
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 43
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 320
360

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.2
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12 to 21
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 13 to 19
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 36
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 22
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 81 to 84
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 1.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 15.7 to 19
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.2
0 to 1.0