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C86300 Bronze vs. C48600 Brass

Both C86300 bronze and C48600 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 (4, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C86300 bronze and the bottom bar is C48600 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
100
Elongation at Break, % 14
20 to 25
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 42
39
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 850
280 to 360
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 480
110 to 170

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
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 8.0
25
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 9.2
28

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 23
24
Density, g/cm3 7.8
8.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 3.0
2.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 51
47
Embodied Water, L/kg 360
330

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 100
55 to 59
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1030
61 to 140
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.8
7.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 30
9.5 to 12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
12 to 14
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 11
36
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 28
9.3 to 12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.0 to 7.5
0
Arsenic (As), % 0
0.020 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 60 to 66
59 to 62
Iron (Fe), % 2.0 to 4.0
0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.2
1.0 to 2.5
Manganese (Mn), % 2.5 to 5.0
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 1.0
0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.2
0.3 to 1.5
Zinc (Zn), % 22 to 28
33.4 to 39.7
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.4