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ZC63A Magnesium vs. C70620 Copper-nickel

ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C70620 copper-nickel belongs to the copper alloys. There are 22 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (12, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is ZC63A magnesium and the bottom bar is C70620 copper-nickel.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 48
120
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
46
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
300 to 570

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
220
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 98
220
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 550
1120
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 470
1060
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
49
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
17

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
33
Density, g/cm3 2.1
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
3.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
300

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
9.3 to 18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
11 to 17
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
14
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
10 to 20

Alloy Composition

Carbon (C), % 0
0 to 0.050
Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
86.5 to 90
Iron (Fe), % 0
1.0 to 1.8
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.020
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.2 to 91.9
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0 to 1.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
9.0 to 11
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0
Sulfur (S), % 0
0 to 0.020
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
0 to 0.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.5