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C81500 Copper vs. C68300 Brass

Both C81500 copper and C68300 brass are copper alloys. They have 61% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 26 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C81500 copper and the bottom bar is C68300 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
100
Elongation at Break, % 17
15
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 44
40
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 350
430
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 280
260

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 210
180
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
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 320
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
20

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 31
23
Density, g/cm3 8.9
8.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.6
2.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 41
46
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
340

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 56
56
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 330
330
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.3
7.3
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 18
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
15
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 12
16
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 91
38
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.1
0
Antimony (Sb), % 0
0.3 to 1.0
Cadmium (Cd), % 0
0 to 0.010
Chromium (Cr), % 0.4 to 1.5
0
Copper (Cu), % 97.4 to 99.6
59 to 63
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.020
0 to 0.090
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.15
0.3 to 1.0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.1
0.050 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
34.2 to 40.4
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.5