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C48600 Brass vs. C86300 Bronze

Both C48600 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 (4, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C48600 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, % 20 to 25
14
Poisson's Ratio 0.31
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 39
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 360
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110 to 170
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 110
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 28
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 24
23
Density, g/cm3 8.1
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.8
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 47
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 330
360

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 55 to 59
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 61 to 140
1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.1
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 9.5 to 12
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 12 to 14
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 36
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.3 to 12
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Arsenic (As), % 0.020 to 0.25
0
Copper (Cu), % 59 to 62
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 1.0 to 2.5
0 to 0.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 1.0
Tin (Sn), % 0.3 to 1.5
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 33.4 to 39.7
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.4
0 to 1.0