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C79600 Nickel Silver vs. 4115 Aluminum

C79600 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 4115 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, 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 C79600 nickel silver and the bottom bar is 4115 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
70
Elongation at Break, % 15
1.1 to 11
Poisson's Ratio 0.3
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 43
26
Shear Strength, MPa 290
71 to 130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 480
120 to 220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 300
39 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 180
420
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 130
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 930
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 880
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 36
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 7.0
41
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.0
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
9.5
Density, g/cm3 7.9
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.5
8.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 57
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 63
2.1 to 10
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 400
11 to 270
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 17
12 to 23
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 17
20 to 30
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
66
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
5.2 to 9.9

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
94.6 to 97.4
Copper (Cu), % 43.5 to 46.5
0.1 to 0.5
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.7
Lead (Pb), % 0.8 to 1.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.1 to 0.5
Manganese (Mn), % 1.5 to 2.5
0.6 to 1.2
Nickel (Ni), % 9.0 to 11
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
1.8 to 2.2
Zinc (Zn), % 38.3 to 45.2
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15