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C50100 Bronze vs. Sintered 6061 Aluminum

C50100 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while sintered 6061 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 C50100 bronze and the bottom bar is sintered 6061 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
68
Elongation at Break, % 40
0.5 to 6.0
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 43
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
83 to 210
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 82
62 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 210
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1080
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1070
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 380
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 230
200
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 55
52
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 55
170

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 31
9.5
Density, g/cm3 8.9
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.6
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 42
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 82
0.68 to 7.0
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 29
28 to 280
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.2
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 18
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 8.3
8.6 to 21
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 10
16 to 29
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 66
81
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.5
3.8 to 9.4

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
96 to 99.4
Copper (Cu), % 98.6 to 99.49
0 to 0.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.4 to 1.2
Phosphorus (P), % 0.010 to 0.050
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0.2 to 0.8
Tin (Sn), % 0.5 to 0.8
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.5