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ZC63A Magnesium vs. C77600 Nickel Silver

ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C77600 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 C77600 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 48
110
Elongation at Break, % 3.3
30
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.3
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
43
Shear Strength, MPa 130
410
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
630
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130
320

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
180
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 98
140
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 550
830
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 470
790
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
390
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
20

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
27
Density, g/cm3 2.1
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
3.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
60
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.3
160
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 190
470
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.9
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
22
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
21
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
20

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
42 to 45
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.2
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.25
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.2 to 91.9
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0 to 0.25
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
12 to 14
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
39.7 to 46
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.5