A shiny yellow to yellow-orange alloy of 70% copper and 30% zinc, but often other elements such as aluminium, iron, manganese, tin and lead are added.

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Density 8500 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 1300 KClip
Tensile strength 550000000 Nm-2Clip
Yield strength 450000000 Nm-2Clip
Youngs modulus 100000000000 Nm-2Clip
Poissons ratio 0.35 Clip
Linear expansivity 0.000018 K-1Clip
Specific heat capacity 370 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Latent heat of fusion 168000 Jkg-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 110 Wm-1K-1Clip
Acoustic wave velocity (Irrotational waves) 3500 ms-1Clip
Electromotive Series -0.47 VClip
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See also: Arko Metal, Bobbiere Metal, Bristol Metal, Bronze, Calamine Brass, Cartridge Brass, Dutch Metal, Gilding Metal, Muntz Metal, Naval Brass, Nickel Brass, Nonferrous, Orichalchum, Paris Bronze, Tombac.

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering

Weblinks: Copper Development Association for the copper and brass industries in the USA. Latest metal properties ferrous / nonferrous and world- wide metal cross-references.