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C48600 Brass vs. C75700 Nickel Silver

Both C48600 brass and C75700 nickel silver are copper alloys. They have 83% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C48600 brass and the bottom bar is C75700 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 100
120
Elongation at Break, % 20 to 25
3.2 to 22
Poisson's Ratio 0.31
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 39
45
Shear Strength, MPa 180 to 230
350 to 370
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 360
590 to 610
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110 to 170
470 to 580

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 170
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 120
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 900
1040
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
990
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 380
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
40
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
16

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 28
8.6

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 24
30
Density, g/cm3 8.1
8.4
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.8
3.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 47
56
Embodied Water, L/kg 330
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 55 to 59
19 to 120
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 61 to 140
930 to 1410
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.1
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 9.5 to 12
19 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 12 to 14
19
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 36
12
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.3 to 12
22 to 23

Alloy Composition

Arsenic (As), % 0.020 to 0.25
0
Copper (Cu), % 59 to 62
63.5 to 66.5
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.25
Lead (Pb), % 1.0 to 2.5
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
11 to 13
Tin (Sn), % 0.3 to 1.5
0
Zinc (Zn), % 33.4 to 39.7
19.2 to 25.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.4
0 to 0.5