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C78200 Nickel Silver vs. C86300 Bronze

Both C78200 nickel silver and C86300 bronze are copper alloys. They have 89% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 28 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 C78200 nickel silver and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
110
Elongation at Break, % 3.0 to 40
14
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 43
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 370 to 630
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 170 to 570
480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 190
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1000
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 970
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 48
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 11
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 12
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 28
23
Density, g/cm3 8.4
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.3
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 52
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
360

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 18 to 120
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 130 to 1440
1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.4
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12 to 21
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 14 to 19
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 15
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 21
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 63 to 67
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 1.5 to 2.5
0 to 0.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 7.0 to 9.0
0 to 1.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 20.2 to 28.5
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.0