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C55281 Copper vs. C96300 Copper-nickel

Both C55281 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 18 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (12, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C55281 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 190
580

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 190
230
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
240
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 810
1200
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
1150
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 400
400
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
16

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 8.7
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.0
5.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 110
76

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 6.9
8.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 18
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 6.1
18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 8.5
17
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.7
20

Alloy Composition

Carbon (C), % 0
0 to 0.15
Copper (Cu), % 88.5 to 89.4
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), % 5.8 to 6.2
0 to 0.020
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.5
Silver (Ag), % 4.8 to 5.2
0
Sulfur (S), % 0
0 to 0.020
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5