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C86300 Bronze vs. EN AC-43500 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while EN AC-43500 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-43500 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 250
68 to 91
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
72
Elongation at Break, % 14
4.5 to 13
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
220 to 300
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
550
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
38
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
9.5
Density, g/cm3 7.8
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
1070

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
12 to 26
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
130 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
16
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
54
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
24 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
32 to 39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
10 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
86.4 to 90.5
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
0 to 0.050
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.25
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.1 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0.4 to 0.8
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
9.0 to 11.5
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
0 to 0.070
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.15