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C46500 Brass vs. C86300 Bronze

Both C46500 brass and C86300 bronze are copper alloys. They have 86% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C46500 brass and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 100
110
Elongation at Break, % 18 to 50
14
Poisson's Ratio 0.31
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 40
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 380 to 610
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 190 to 490
480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 170
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 120
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 900
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 380
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 26
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 29
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
23
Density, g/cm3 8.0
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.7
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 47
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 330
360

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 99 to 160
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 170 to 1170
1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.2
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 13 to 21
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 15 to 20
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 38
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 13 to 20
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Arsenic (As), % 0.020 to 0.060
0
Copper (Cu), % 59 to 62
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 1.0
Tin (Sn), % 0.5 to 1.0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 36.2 to 40.5
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.4
0 to 1.0