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C48500 Brass vs. 360.0 Aluminum

C48500 brass belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 360.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C48500 brass and the bottom bar is 360.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 100
72
Elongation at Break, % 13 to 40
2.5
Poisson's Ratio 0.31
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 39
27
Shear Strength, MPa 250 to 300
190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 400 to 500
300
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 160 to 320
170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 170
530
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 120
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 900
590
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 380
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 26
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 29
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
9.5
Density, g/cm3 8.1
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.7
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 46
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 330
1070

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 56 to 140
6.4
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 500
200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.1
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 14 to 17
32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 15 to 17
38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 38
55
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 13 to 17
14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
85.1 to 90.6
Copper (Cu), % 59 to 62
0 to 0.6
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 2.0
Lead (Pb), % 1.3 to 2.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.4 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0 to 0.35
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0
9.0 to 10
Tin (Sn), % 0.5 to 1.0
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 34.3 to 39.2
0 to 0.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.4
0 to 0.25