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C86300 Bronze vs. EN AC-21100 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while EN AC-21100 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, 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 EN AC-21100 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 250
100 to 110
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
71
Elongation at Break, % 14
6.2 to 7.3
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
340 to 350
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
210 to 240

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
670
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
11
Density, g/cm3 7.8
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
19 to 21
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
300 to 400
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
31 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
36 to 37
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
48
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
93.4 to 95.7
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
4.2 to 5.2
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.19
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0 to 0.55
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.18
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0.15 to 0.3
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
0 to 0.070
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.1