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C81500 Copper vs. C28500 Muntz Metal

Both C81500 copper and C28500 Muntz Metal are copper alloys. They have 58% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C81500 copper and the bottom bar is C28500 Muntz Metal.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
100
Elongation at Break, % 17
20
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.3
Shear Modulus, GPa 44
40
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 350
520
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 280
380

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 210
170
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
110
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1090
900
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1080
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 320
100
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 82
29
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 83
33

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 31
22
Density, g/cm3 8.9
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.6
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 41
46
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
320

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 56
94
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 330
700
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.3
7.3
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 18
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 12
18
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 91
33
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
17

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.1
0
Chromium (Cr), % 0.4 to 1.5
0
Copper (Cu), % 97.4 to 99.6
57 to 59
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.35
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.020
0 to 0.25
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.15
0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
39.5 to 43
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.9