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C72700 Copper-nickel vs. ZC63A Magnesium

C72700 copper-nickel belongs to the copper alloys classification, while ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C72700 copper-nickel and the bottom bar is ZC63A magnesium.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
48
Elongation at Break, % 4.0 to 36
3.3
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 44
19
Shear Strength, MPa 310 to 620
130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 460 to 1070
220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 580 to 1060
130

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 210
330
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
98
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1100
550
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 930
470
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 380
950
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 54
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
26

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 11
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 11
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 36
13
Density, g/cm3 8.8
2.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 4.0
22
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 62
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 350
920

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 20 to 380
6.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1420 to 4770
190
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.4
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
58
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 14 to 34
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 15 to 26
38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 16
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 16 to 38
12

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 82.1 to 86
2.4 to 3.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.020
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0 to 0.15
89.2 to 91.9
Manganese (Mn), % 0.050 to 0.3
0.25 to 0.75
Nickel (Ni), % 8.5 to 9.5
0 to 0.010
Niobium (Nb), % 0 to 0.1
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.2
Tin (Sn), % 5.5 to 6.5
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.5
5.5 to 6.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.3