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C96300 Copper-nickel vs. C55281 Copper

Both C96300 copper-nickel and C55281 copper are copper alloys. Both are furnished in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. They have 77% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 18 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (12, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C96300 copper-nickel and the bottom bar is C55281 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 130
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 49
40
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 580
190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 230
190
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 240
200
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1200
810
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1150
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 400
400
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 16
16

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 8.9
8.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 5.1
7.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 76
110

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 8.2
6.9
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 19
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18
6.1
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 17
8.5
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 20
7.7

Alloy Composition

Carbon (C), % 0 to 0.15
0
Copper (Cu), % 72.3 to 80.8
88.5 to 89.4
Iron (Fe), % 0.5 to 1.5
0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.010
0
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
5.8 to 6.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0
Silver (Ag), % 0
4.8 to 5.2
Sulfur (S), % 0 to 0.020
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15