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C86300 Bronze vs. C43500 Brass

Both C86300 bronze and C43500 brass are copper alloys. They have 81% 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 C43500 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
110
Elongation at Break, % 14
8.5 to 46
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
320 to 530
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
120 to 480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
190
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
1000
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
970
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
28
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
30

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
28
Density, g/cm3 7.8
8.5
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
45
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
320

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
44 to 120
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
65 to 1040
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
7.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
10 to 17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
12 to 17
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
37
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
11 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
0
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
79 to 83
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.050
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.090
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0.6 to 1.2
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
15.4 to 20.4
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.3