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C86300 Bronze vs. C42500 Brass

Both C86300 bronze and C42500 brass are copper alloys. They have 72% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 28 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 C42500 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
110
Elongation at Break, % 14
2.0 to 49
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
310 to 630
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
120 to 590

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
1030
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
1010
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
28
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
29

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
30
Density, g/cm3 7.8
8.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
2.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
46
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
330

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
12 to 130
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
64 to 1570
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
7.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
9.9 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
12 to 19
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
36
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
11 to 22

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
0
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
87 to 90
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.050
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.35
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
1.5 to 3.0
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
6.1 to 11.5
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.5