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C27000 Brass vs. C86300 Bronze

Both C27000 brass and C86300 bronze are copper alloys. They have 88% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 24 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (8, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C27000 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 0.31
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 40
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 370 to 650
850

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 180
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 130
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 930
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 900
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 27
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 30
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 24
23
Density, g/cm3 8.1
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.7
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 45
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 13 to 22
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 14 to 21
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 37
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 22
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 63 to 68.5
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.070
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), % 31 to 37
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 1.0