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C77400 Nickel Silver vs. C81500 Copper

Both C77400 nickel silver and C81500 copper are copper alloys. They have 45% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 26 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C77400 nickel silver and the bottom bar is C81500 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
120
Elongation at Break, % 25
17
Poisson's Ratio 0.3
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
44
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 570
350
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 250
280

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 170
210
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 130
200
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 810
1090
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 770
1080
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
390
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 27
82
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 31
83

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
31
Density, g/cm3 7.9
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.5
2.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 57
41
Embodied Water, L/kg 320
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 120
56
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 290
330
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.7
7.3
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
11
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
12
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 18
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0 to 0.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.4 to 1.5
Copper (Cu), % 43 to 47
97.4 to 99.6
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.020
Nickel (Ni), % 9.0 to 11
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.15
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 41.3 to 48
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.5