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C74500 Nickel Silver vs. C86800 Bronze

Both C74500 nickel silver and C86800 bronze are copper alloys. They have 84% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 26 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C74500 nickel silver and the bottom bar is C86800 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
110
Elongation at Break, % 3.0 to 24
22
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 44
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 390 to 700
570
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 380 to 600
260

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 190
180
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
140
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1020
900
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 970
880
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
400
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 9.0
9.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.7
10

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 29
24
Density, g/cm3 8.3
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.4
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 54
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
320

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 12 to 160
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 620 to 1540
310
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.7
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 13 to 23
20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 14 to 21
19
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 13 to 23
18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0 to 2.0
Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 66.5
53.5 to 57
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
1.0 to 2.5
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
2.5 to 4.0
Nickel (Ni), % 9.0 to 11
2.5 to 4.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 1.0
Zinc (Zn), % 21.2 to 27.5
28.3 to 40.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.0