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C43500 Brass vs. C86300 Bronze

Both C43500 brass and C86300 bronze are copper alloys. They have 81% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C43500 brass and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
110
Elongation at Break, % 8.5 to 46
14
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 320 to 530
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 120 to 480
480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 190
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1000
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 970
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 380
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 30
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 28
23
Density, g/cm3 8.5
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

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 44 to 120
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 65 to 1040
1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.2
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 10 to 17
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 12 to 17
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 37
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 11 to 18
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 79 to 83
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.090
0 to 0.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 1.0
Tin (Sn), % 0.6 to 1.2
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 15.4 to 20.4
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 1.0