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C75700 Nickel Silver vs. 2036 Aluminum

C75700 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 2036 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 2036 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
70
Elongation at Break, % 3.2 to 22
24
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 45
26
Shear Strength, MPa 350 to 370
210
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 590 to 610
340
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 470 to 580
200

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1040
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 990
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 40
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
41
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.6
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 30
10
Density, g/cm3 8.4
2.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.6
8.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 56
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 19 to 120
70
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 930 to 1410
270
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
48
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 19 to 20
33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
62
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22 to 23
15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
94.4 to 97.4
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 66.5
2.2 to 3.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.5
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.3 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0.1 to 0.4
Nickel (Ni), % 11 to 13
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.5
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