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C81500 Copper vs. C72200 Copper-nickel

Both C81500 copper and C72200 copper-nickel are copper alloys. They have 82% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 24 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (7, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C81500 copper and the bottom bar is C72200 copper-nickel.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 120
130
Poisson's Ratio 0.34
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 44
48
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 350
350 to 580

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 210
220
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 200
230
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1090
1180
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1080
1120
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
400
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 320
34
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 17
16

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 82
6.5
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 83
6.6

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 31
36
Density, g/cm3 8.9
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.6
3.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 41
59
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
300

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.3
8.0
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 18
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
11 to 18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 12
12 to 17
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 91
9.6
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
12 to 20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.1
0
Chromium (Cr), % 0.4 to 1.5
0.3 to 0.7
Copper (Cu), % 97.4 to 99.6
78.1 to 84.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0.5 to 1.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.020
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0 to 1.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
15 to 18
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.15
0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 1.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.2