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C72500 Copper-nickel vs. C86300 Bronze

Both C72500 copper-nickel and C86300 bronze are copper alloys. They have 64% 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 C72500 copper-nickel and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 45
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 420 to 780
850

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 210
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 210
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1130
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1060
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 54
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 11
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 11
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 35
23
Density, g/cm3 8.9
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.6
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 55
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 320
360

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.6
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 13 to 24
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 14 to 21
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 16
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 14 to 27
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 85.2 to 89.7
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.6
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.2
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 8.5 to 10.5
0 to 1.0
Tin (Sn), % 1.8 to 2.8
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.5
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.2
0 to 1.0