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C86300 Bronze vs. C42600 Brass

Both C86300 bronze and C42600 brass are copper alloys. They have 71% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C86300 bronze and the bottom bar is C42600 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
110
Elongation at Break, % 14
1.1 to 40
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
410 to 830
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
220 to 810

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
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
25
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
26

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
31
Density, g/cm3 7.8
8.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
2.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
48
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
340

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
9.4 to 140
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
230 to 2970
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
7.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
13 to 27
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
14 to 23
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
33
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
15 to 29

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
0.050 to 0.2
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0.050 to 0.2
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0.020 to 0.050
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
2.5 to 4.0
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
5.3 to 10.4
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.2