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C71500 Copper-nickel vs. C86300 Bronze

Both C71500 copper-nickel and C86300 bronze are copper alloys. They have 65% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 24 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (8, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C71500 copper-nickel and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 140
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 52
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 380 to 620
850

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 230
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 260
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1240
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1170
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 400
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 28
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 4.6
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 4.7
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 41
23
Density, g/cm3 8.9
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 5.1
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 74
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 280
360

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 8.6
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12 to 19
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 13 to 18
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 7.7
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 20
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 70.6
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0.4 to 1.0
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), % 29 to 33
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