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C81500 Copper vs. C72150 Copper-nickel

Both C81500 copper and C72150 copper-nickel are copper alloys. They have 55% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C81500 copper and the bottom bar is C72150 copper-nickel.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 110
99
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
150
Elongation at Break, % 17
29
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 44
55
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 350
490
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 280
210

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 210
250
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
600
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1090
1210
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1080
1250
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
410
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 320
22
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
14

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 82
3.5
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 83
3.6

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 31
45
Density, g/cm3 8.9
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.6
6.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 41
88
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
270

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 56
120
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 330
150
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.3
9.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 18
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
15
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 12
15
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 91
6.0
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.1
0
Carbon (C), % 0
0 to 0.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0.4 to 1.5
0
Copper (Cu), % 97.4 to 99.6
52.5 to 57
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.020
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0 to 0.050
Nickel (Ni), % 0
43 to 46
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.5