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C77400 Nickel Silver vs. ZC63A Magnesium

C77400 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys. There are 27 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (6, 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 C77400 nickel silver and the bottom bar is ZC63A magnesium.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
48
Elongation at Break, % 25
3.3
Poisson's Ratio 0.3
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
19
Shear Strength, MPa 360
130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 570
220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 250
130

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 170
330
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 130
98
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 810
550
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 770
470
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
950
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
26

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 27
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 31
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
13
Density, g/cm3 7.9
2.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.5
22
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 57
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 320
920

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 120
6.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 290
190
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.7
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
58
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
38
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 18
12

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 43 to 47
2.4 to 3.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
89.2 to 91.9
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.25 to 0.75
Nickel (Ni), % 9.0 to 11
0 to 0.010
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 41.3 to 48
5.5 to 6.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.3