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UNS C84800 Leaded Semi-Red Brass

C84800 brass is a brass formulated for casting. Cited properties are appropriate for the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. C84800 is the UNS number for this material. Additionally, the common industry name is 76-2.5-6.5-15. Older literature may refer to this material as ASTM Alloy 5B, but this is now discouraged.

It has a moderately low tensile strength and a moderately low electrical conductivity among cast brasses.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare C84800 brass to: cast brasses (top), all copper alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

100 GPa 15 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

18 %

Poisson's Ratio

0.33

Shear Modulus

39 GPa 5.6 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

230 MPa 33 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

100 MPa 15 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

180 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

150 °C 290 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

950 °C 1750 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

830 °C 1530 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

370 J/kg-K 0.088 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

72 W/m-K 42 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

19 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

16 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

17 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

27 % relative

Density

8.6 g/cm3 540 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

2.8 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

46 MJ/kg 20 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

340 L/kg 40 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

34 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

53 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

6.6 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

18 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

7.3 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

9.6 points

Thermal Diffusivity

23 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

8.2 points

Alloy Composition

Among cast copper alloys, the composition of C84800 brass is notable for containing a comparatively high amount of lead (Pb). Lead is used to improve machinability and bearing properties, at the cost of toxicity. It also adds pressure tightness to castings.

Copper (Cu) 75 to 77
Zinc (Zn) 13 to 17
Lead (Pb) 5.5 to 7.0
Tin (Sn) 2.0 to 3.0
Phosphorus (P) 0 to 1.5
Nickel (Ni) 0 to 1.0
Iron (Fe) 0 to 0.4
Antimony (Sb) 0 to 0.25
Sulfur (S) 0 to 0.080
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.0050
Aluminum (Al) 0 to 0.0050
Residuals 0 to 0.7

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

ASTM B271: Standard Specification for Copper-Base Alloy Centrifugal Castings

ASTM B505: Standard Specification for Copper Alloy Continuous Castings

ASM Specialty Handbook: Copper and Copper Alloys, J. R. Davis (editor), 2001

CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook, 4th ed., James F. Shackelford et al. (editors), 2015