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C86300 Bronze vs. 5040 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 5040 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, 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 5040 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 250
66 to 74
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
70
Elongation at Break, % 14
5.7 to 6.8
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
240 to 260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
190 to 230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
41
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
9.5
Density, g/cm3 7.8
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
14 to 15
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
260 to 380
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
24 to 26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
31 to 32
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
64
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
10 to 11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
95.2 to 98
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.1 to 0.3
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.7
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
1.0 to 1.5
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0.9 to 1.4
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.3
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.15