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ZC63A Magnesium vs. C77400 Nickel Silver

ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C77400 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys. There are 27 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (6, 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 C77400 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 48
110
Elongation at Break, % 3.3
25
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.3
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
42
Shear Strength, MPa 130
360
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
570
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130
250

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
170
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 98
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 550
810
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 470
770
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
390
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
27
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
31

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
25
Density, g/cm3 2.1
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
3.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
57
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
320

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.3
120
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 190
290
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
19
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
18

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
43 to 47
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.2 to 91.9
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
9.0 to 11
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
41.3 to 48
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.5