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C55181 Copper vs. C96300 Copper-nickel

Both C55181 copper and C96300 copper-nickel are copper alloys. Both are furnished in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. They have 77% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 20 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (10, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C55181 copper and the bottom bar is C96300 copper-nickel.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
130
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 40
49
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 200
580

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 190
230
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
240
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 790
1200
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 710
1150
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 410
400
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
16

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 28
42
Density, g/cm3 8.5
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.4
5.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 38
76
Embodied Water, L/kg 290
290

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.0
8.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 6.5
18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 8.9
17
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.2
20

Alloy Composition

Carbon (C), % 0
0 to 0.15
Copper (Cu), % 92.4 to 93
72.3 to 80.8
Iron (Fe), % 0
0.5 to 1.5
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.010
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.25 to 1.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
18 to 22
Niobium (Nb), % 0
0.5 to 1.5
Phosphorus (P), % 7.0 to 7.5
0 to 0.020
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.5
Sulfur (S), % 0
0 to 0.020
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5