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C96300 Copper-nickel vs. C51100 Bronze

Both C96300 copper-nickel and C51100 bronze are copper alloys. They have 77% 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 C96300 copper-nickel and the bottom bar is C51100 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 130
110
Elongation at Break, % 11
2.5 to 50
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 49
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 580
330 to 720
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 430
93 to 700

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 230
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 240
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1200
1060
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1150
970
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 400
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 37
84
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 6.0
20
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 6.1
20

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 42
32
Density, g/cm3 8.9
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 5.1
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 76
48
Embodied Water, L/kg 290
340

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 59
18 to 140
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 720
38 to 2170
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 8.2
7.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18
10 to 22
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 17
12 to 20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 10
25
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 20
12 to 26

Alloy Composition

Carbon (C), % 0 to 0.15
0
Copper (Cu), % 72.3 to 80.8
93.8 to 96.5
Iron (Fe), % 0.5 to 1.5
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 1.5
0
Nickel (Ni), % 18 to 22
0
Niobium (Nb), % 0.5 to 1.5
0
Phosphorus (P), % 0 to 0.020
0.030 to 0.35
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0
Sulfur (S), % 0 to 0.020
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
3.5 to 4.9
Zinc (Zn), % 0
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.5