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C86300 Bronze vs. 2124 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 2124 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C86300 bronze and the bottom bar is 2124 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
71
Elongation at Break, % 14
5.7
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
490
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
430

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
500
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
38
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
10
Density, g/cm3 7.8
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
1290
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
45
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
46
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
21

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
91.3 to 94.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
3.8 to 4.9
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.3
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
1.2 to 1.8
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0.3 to 0.9
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.2
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.15