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C86300 Bronze vs. C38000 Brass

Both C86300 bronze and C38000 brass are copper alloys. They have 83% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 26 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C86300 bronze and the bottom bar is C38000 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
100
Elongation at Break, % 14
17
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
39
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
380
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
120

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
170
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
110
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
800
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
760
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
21

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
22
Density, g/cm3 7.8
8.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
46
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
330

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
50
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
74
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
7.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
13
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
14
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
37
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
0 to 0.5
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
55 to 60
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.35
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
1.5 to 2.5
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.3
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
35.9 to 43.5
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.5