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C86300 Bronze vs. 5059 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 5059 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, 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 5059 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
69
Elongation at Break, % 14
11 to 25
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
350 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
170 to 300

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
510
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
29
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
95

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
9.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
42 to 75
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
220 to 650
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
36 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
41 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
44
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
16 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
89.9 to 94
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.5
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
5.0 to 6.0
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0.6 to 1.2
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.45
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
0.4 to 0.9
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.050 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.15