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C75700 Nickel Silver vs. 3102 Aluminum

C75700 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 3102 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 3102 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
69
Elongation at Break, % 3.2 to 22
23 to 28
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 45
26
Shear Strength, MPa 350 to 370
58 to 65
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 590 to 610
92 to 100
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 470 to 580
28 to 34

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1040
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 990
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 40
230
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
56
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.6
190

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 30
9.0
Density, g/cm3 8.4
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.6
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 56
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 19 to 120
16 to 22
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 930 to 1410
5.8 to 8.3
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 19 to 20
9.4 to 10
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
17 to 18
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
92
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22 to 23
4.1 to 4.4

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
97.9 to 99.95
Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 66.5
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.7
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0.050 to 0.4
Nickel (Ni), % 11 to 13
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.4
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 19.2 to 25.5
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15