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C74500 Nickel Silver vs. C86400 Bronze

Both C74500 nickel silver and C86400 bronze are copper alloys. They have 85% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C74500 nickel silver and the bottom bar is C86400 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
100
Elongation at Break, % 3.0 to 24
17
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 44
40
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 390 to 700
470
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 380 to 600
150

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 190
170
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
120
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1020
880
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 970
860
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 45
88
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 9.0
19
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.7
22

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 29
23
Density, g/cm3 8.3
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.4
2.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 54
48
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
330

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 12 to 160
63
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 620 to 1540
110
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.7
7.3
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 13 to 23
16
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 14 to 21
17
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 14
29
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 13 to 23
16

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0.5 to 1.5
Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 66.5
56 to 62
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0.4 to 2.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.1
0.5 to 1.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0.1 to 1.0
Nickel (Ni), % 9.0 to 11
0 to 1.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0.5 to 1.5
Zinc (Zn), % 21.2 to 27.5
34 to 42
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.0