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C75700 Nickel Silver vs. 2017 Aluminum

C75700 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 2017 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 2017 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
71
Elongation at Break, % 3.2 to 22
12 to 18
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 45
27
Shear Strength, MPa 350 to 370
130 to 260
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 590 to 610
190 to 430
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 470 to 580
76 to 260

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1040
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 990
510
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 40
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
38
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.6
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 30
10
Density, g/cm3 8.4
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.6
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 56
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1140

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 19 to 120
24 to 66
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 930 to 1410
41 to 470
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 19 to 20
17 to 40
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
24 to 42
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
56
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22 to 23
7.9 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
91.6 to 95.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 66.5
3.5 to 4.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.7
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.4 to 0.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0.4 to 1.0
Nickel (Ni), % 11 to 13
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0.2 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 19.2 to 25.5
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15