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C86300 Bronze vs. C46500 Brass

Both C86300 bronze and C46500 brass are copper alloys. They have 86% 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 C46500 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
100
Elongation at Break, % 14
18 to 50
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
40
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
380 to 610
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
190 to 490

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 200
170
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
120
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 920
900
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 420
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 35
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
26
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
29

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
23
Density, g/cm3 7.8
8.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
47
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
330

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
99 to 160
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
170 to 1170
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
7.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
13 to 21
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
15 to 20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
38
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
13 to 20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
0
Arsenic (As), % 0
0.020 to 0.060
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
59 to 62
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.2
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0.5 to 1.0
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
36.2 to 40.5
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.4