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C86300 Bronze vs. EN AC-45500 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while EN AC-45500 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-45500 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 250
110
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
70
Elongation at Break, % 14
2.8
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
320
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
250

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
500
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
110

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
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
1110

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
8.2
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
430
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
34
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
40
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
65
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
90.6 to 93.1
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
0.2 to 0.7
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.25
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.2 to 0.45
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0 to 0.15
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
6.5 to 7.5
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 0.1