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C76400 Nickel Silver vs. ZC63A Magnesium

C76400 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys. There are 24 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (8, 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 C76400 nickel silver and the bottom bar is ZC63A magnesium.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
48
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 46
19
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 590 to 610
220

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
330
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
98
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 990
550
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 950
470
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 400
950
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 31
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 18
26

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 5.7
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 6.1
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 32
13
Density, g/cm3 8.4
2.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 4.1
22
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 63
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 300
920

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 8.1
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
58
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 19 to 20
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 18 to 19
38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 9.3
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 19 to 20
12

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 58.5 to 61.5
2.4 to 3.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.050
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
89.2 to 91.9
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0.25 to 0.75
Nickel (Ni), % 16.5 to 19.5
0 to 0.010
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 17.7 to 25
5.5 to 6.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.3