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C86300 Bronze vs. 5049 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 5049 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 5049 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 250
52 to 88
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
69
Elongation at Break, % 14
2.0 to 18
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
210 to 330
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
91 to 280

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
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
35
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
9.5
Density, g/cm3 7.8
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
8.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
6.0 to 31
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
59 to 570
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
22 to 34
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
29 to 39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
56
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
9.3 to 15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
94.7 to 97.9
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.3
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.5
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
1.6 to 2.5
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0.5 to 1.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.4
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.15