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C81500 Copper vs. C48600 Brass

Both C81500 copper and C48600 brass are copper alloys. They have 61% 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 C48600 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
100
Elongation at Break, % 17
20 to 25
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 44
39
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 350
280 to 360
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 280
110 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 210
170
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
120
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1090
900
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1080
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 320
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 82
25
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 83
28

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 31
24
Density, g/cm3 8.9
8.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.6
2.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 41
47
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
330

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 56
55 to 59
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 330
61 to 140
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.3
7.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 18
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
9.5 to 12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 12
12 to 14
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 91
36
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
9.3 to 12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.1
0
Arsenic (As), % 0
0.020 to 0.25
Chromium (Cr), % 0.4 to 1.5
0
Copper (Cu), % 97.4 to 99.6
59 to 62
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.020
1.0 to 2.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.15
0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.1
0.3 to 1.5
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
33.4 to 39.7
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.4