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C79600 Nickel Silver vs. 4147 Aluminum

C79600 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 4147 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 4147 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
72
Elongation at Break, % 15
3.3
Poisson's Ratio 0.3
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 43
27
Shear Strength, MPa 290
63
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 480
110
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 300
59

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 180
570
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 130
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 930
580
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 880
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 36
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 7.0
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.0
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
9.5
Density, g/cm3 7.9
2.5
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.5
7.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 57
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1050

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 63
3.1
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 400
24
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
16
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
55
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 17
12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 17
20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
5.2

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
85 to 88.9
Beryllium (Be), % 0
0 to 0.00030
Copper (Cu), % 43.5 to 46.5
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.8
Lead (Pb), % 0.8 to 1.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.1 to 0.5
Manganese (Mn), % 1.5 to 2.5
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 9.0 to 11
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
11 to 13
Zinc (Zn), % 38.3 to 45.2
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15