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C55282 Copper vs. C68400 Brass

Both C55282 copper and C68400 brass are copper alloys. They have 62% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 18 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (13, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C55282 copper and the bottom bar is C68400 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 39
41
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180
540

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 190
210
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 770
840
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
820
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 400
400
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
20

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 8.6
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.0
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 110
47

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 6.8
7.5
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 18
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 5.8
19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 8.2
19
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.4
18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0 to 0.5
Boron (B), % 0
0.0010 to 0.030
Copper (Cu), % 87.7 to 88.7
59 to 64
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 1.0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.090
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.2 to 1.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.5
Phosphorus (P), % 6.5 to 7.0
0.030 to 0.3
Silicon (Si), % 0
1.5 to 2.5
Silver (Ag), % 4.8 to 5.2
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.5
Zinc (Zn), % 0
28.6 to 39.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5