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C75700 Nickel Silver vs. C38000 Brass

Both C75700 nickel silver and C38000 brass are copper alloys. They have 80% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 27 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 C38000 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
100
Elongation at Break, % 3.2 to 22
17
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 45
39
Shear Strength, MPa 350 to 370
230
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 590 to 610
380
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 470 to 580
120

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
170
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
110
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1040
800
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 990
760
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 40
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
21

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 30
22
Density, g/cm3 8.4
8.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.6
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 56
46
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
330

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 19 to 120
50
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 930 to 1410
74
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
7.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 19 to 20
13
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
14
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
37
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22 to 23
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0 to 0.5
Copper (Cu), % 63.5 to 66.5
55 to 60
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.35
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
1.5 to 2.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0
Nickel (Ni), % 11 to 13
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.3
Zinc (Zn), % 19.2 to 25.5
35.9 to 43.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.5