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C48500 Brass vs. 8011A Aluminum

C48500 brass belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 8011A aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, 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 8011A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 100
69
Elongation at Break, % 13 to 40
1.7 to 28
Poisson's Ratio 0.31
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 39
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 400 to 500
100 to 180
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 160 to 320
34 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 170
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 120
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 900
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 380
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 26
56
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 29
180

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
9.0
Density, g/cm3 8.1
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.7
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 46
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 330
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 56 to 140
3.0 to 22
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 500
8.2 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.1
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 14 to 17
11 to 18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 15 to 17
18 to 26
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 38
86
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 13 to 17
4.6 to 8.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
97.5 to 99.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 59 to 62
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0.5 to 1.0
Lead (Pb), % 1.3 to 2.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0
0.4 to 0.8
Tin (Sn), % 0.5 to 1.0
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 34.3 to 39.2
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.4
0 to 0.15