LINEAR THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT OF COPPER ALLOYS


Room temperature linear thermal expansion coefficient values for some of the copper alloys are given in the following chart.

Linear Thermal Expansion Coefficient Values for Copper Alloys
Material Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
10-6 (°C)-1 10-6 (°F)-1
Copper Alloy C11000 (electrolytic tough pitch) 17.0 9.4
Copper Alloy C17200 (beryllium - copper) 16.7 9.3
Copper Alloy C26000 (cartridge brass) 19.9 11.1
Copper Alloy C36000 (free - cutting brass) 20.5 11.4
Copper Alloy C71500 (copper - nickel, 30%) 16.2 9.0
Copper Alloy C93200 (bearing bronze) 18.0 10.0


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