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C70600 Copper-nickel vs. C86300 Bronze

Both C70600 copper-nickel and C86300 bronze are copper alloys. They have 66% 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 C70600 copper-nickel and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
110
Elongation at Break, % 3.0 to 34
14
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 46
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 290 to 570
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 63 to 270
480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 220
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 220
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1150
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1100
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 44
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 9.8
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.9
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 33
23
Density, g/cm3 8.9
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.4
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 300
360

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.5 to 160
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 16 to 290
1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.7
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 9.1 to 18
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 11 to 17
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 13
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8 to 19
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 84.7 to 90
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 1.0 to 1.8
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 1.0
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 9.0 to 11
0 to 1.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 1.0
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.0