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C86300 Bronze vs. 5657 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while 5657 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 5657 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 250
40 to 50
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
68
Elongation at Break, % 14
6.6 to 15
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
150 to 200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
140 to 170

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
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
54
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
180

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
1200

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
9.7 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
140 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
15 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
23 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
84
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
6.7 to 8.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
98.5 to 99.4
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.6 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0 to 0.030
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 0.050