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C81500 Copper vs. C33200 Brass

Both C81500 copper and C33200 brass are copper alloys. They have 67% 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 C33200 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
100
Elongation at Break, % 17
7.0 to 60
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 44
40
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 350
320 to 520
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 280
110 to 450

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 210
170
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1090
930
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1080
900
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 320
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 82
26
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 83
28

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 31
24
Density, g/cm3 8.9
8.2
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.6
2.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 41
44
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
320

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 56
35 to 150
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 330
60 to 960
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.3
7.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 18
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
11 to 17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 12
13 to 17
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 91
37
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
11 to 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
65 to 68
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.070
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.020
1.5 to 2.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.15
0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
29 to 33.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.4