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C86300 Bronze vs. EN AC-46400 Aluminum

C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys classification, while EN AC-46400 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-46400 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 250
77 to 120
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
72
Elongation at Break, % 14
1.1 to 1.7
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
170 to 310
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
110 to 270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
520
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
130
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
2.7
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
1.7 to 4.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
82 to 500
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
18 to 32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
26 to 38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
55
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
7.8 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
85.4 to 90.5
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
0.8 to 1.3
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.8
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.25 to 0.65
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0.15 to 0.55
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0
8.3 to 9.7
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
0 to 0.8
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.25