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C75700 Nickel Silver vs. 3004 Aluminum

C75700 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 3004 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, 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 3004 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
70
Elongation at Break, % 3.2 to 22
1.1 to 19
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 45
26
Shear Strength, MPa 350 to 370
100 to 180
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 590 to 610
170 to 310
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 470 to 580
68 to 270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1040
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 990
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 40
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
42
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.6
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 30
9.5
Density, g/cm3 8.4
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.6
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 56
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 19 to 120
3.2 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 930 to 1410
33 to 540
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 19 to 20
18 to 31
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
25 to 37
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
65
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22 to 23
7.6 to 13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
95.6 to 98.2
Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 66.5
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.7
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.8 to 1.3
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
1.0 to 1.5
Nickel (Ni), % 11 to 13
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.3
Zinc (Zn), % 19.2 to 25.5
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15