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C79600 Nickel Silver vs. ASTM Grade LCA Steel

C79600 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys classification, while ASTM grade LCA steel belongs to the iron alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C79600 nickel silver and the bottom bar is ASTM grade LCA steel.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
190
Elongation at Break, % 15
27
Poisson's Ratio 0.3
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 43
72
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 480
500
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 300
230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 180
250
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 130
400
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 930
1460
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 880
1410
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
470
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 36
49
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
12

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 7.0
7.2
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.0
8.3

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
1.9
Density, g/cm3 7.9
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.5
1.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 57
19
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
46

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 63
110
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 400
150
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
24
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 17
18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 17
18
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 12
14
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
16

Alloy Composition

Carbon (C), % 0
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 43.5 to 46.5
0 to 0.3
Iron (Fe), % 0
96.9 to 100
Lead (Pb), % 0.8 to 1.2
0
Manganese (Mn), % 1.5 to 2.5
0 to 0.7
Molybdenum (Mo), % 0
0 to 0.2
Nickel (Ni), % 9.0 to 11
0
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.040
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.6
Sulfur (S), % 0
0 to 0.045
Zinc (Zn), % 38.3 to 45.2
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.0