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C75700 Nickel Silver vs. 2011A Aluminum

C75700 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 2011A aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, 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 C75700 nickel silver and the bottom bar is 2011A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
70
Elongation at Break, % 3.2 to 22
6.8 to 16
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 45
26
Shear Strength, MPa 350 to 370
190 to 250
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 590 to 610
310 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 470 to 580
140 to 310

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1040
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 990
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 40
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.6
96

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 30
11
Density, g/cm3 8.4
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.6
7.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 56
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 19 to 120
20 to 40
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 930 to 1410
140 to 670
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
44
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 19 to 20
28 to 37
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
33 to 40
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
49
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22 to 23
14 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
91.5 to 95.1
Bismuth (Bi), % 0
0.2 to 0.6
Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 66.5
4.5 to 6.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.5
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0.2 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0
Nickel (Ni), % 11 to 13
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.4
Zinc (Zn), % 19.2 to 25.5
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15