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C86300 Bronze vs. 5457 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 5457 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 5457 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 250
32 to 55
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
68
Elongation at Break, % 14
6.0 to 22
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
130 to 210
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
50 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
180
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
46
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
150

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
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
12 to 23
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
18 to 250
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
13 to 21
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
21 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
72
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
5.7 to 9.0

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
97.8 to 99.05
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
0 to 0.2
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.8 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0.15 to 0.45
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.080
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0
Vanadium (V), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.1