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ZC63A Magnesium vs. C74500 Nickel Silver

ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C74500 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, 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 C74500 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 48
120
Elongation at Break, % 3.3
3.0 to 24
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
44
Shear Strength, MPa 130
310 to 380
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
390 to 700
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130
380 to 600

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
190
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 98
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 550
1020
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 470
970
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
45
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
9.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
9.7

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
29
Density, g/cm3 2.1
8.3
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
3.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
54
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.3
12 to 160
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 190
620 to 1540
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
13 to 23
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
14 to 21
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
14
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
13 to 23

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
63.5 to 66.5
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.25
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.2 to 91.9
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
9.0 to 11
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
21.2 to 27.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.5