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C75700 Nickel Silver vs. C21000 Brass

Both C75700 nickel silver and C21000 brass are copper alloys. They have 70% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C75700 nickel silver and the bottom bar is C21000 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
110
Elongation at Break, % 3.2 to 22
2.9 to 50
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 45
43
Shear Strength, MPa 350 to 370
180 to 280
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 590 to 610
240 to 450
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 470 to 580
69 to 440

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1040
1070
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 990
1050
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 40
230
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
56
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.6
57

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 30
30
Density, g/cm3 8.4
8.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.6
2.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 56
42
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 19 to 120
13 to 100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 930 to 1410
21 to 830
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
7.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 19 to 20
7.4 to 14
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
9.6 to 15
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
69
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22 to 23
8.1 to 15

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 66.5
94 to 96
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.050
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.030
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0
Nickel (Ni), % 11 to 13
0
Zinc (Zn), % 19.2 to 25.5
3.7 to 6.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.2

Comparable Variants