Zirconium Copper UNS C15000

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Other Designations
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
     Machinability
     Welding
     Forging
     Hot Working
     Cold Working
Applications

Introduction

UNS C15000 zirconium copper alloys have high conductivity, resistance to deformation and high strength at elevated temperatures. The following datasheet will discuss about UNS C15000 zirconium copper alloys.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of UNS C15000 copper.

Element Content (%)
Cu 98.8
Zr 0.15

Physical Properties

The physical properties of UNS C15000 copper are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 8.89 g/cm3 0.321 lb/in3
Melting point 980°C 1796°F

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of UNS C15000 copper are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength, ultimate 430 MPa 62400 psi
Tensile strength, yield 415 MPa 60200 psi
Elongation at break (in 50 mm) 15.00% 15.00%
Modulus of elasticity 129 GPa 18700 ksi
Machinability (UNS C36000 (free-cutting brass) = 100%) 20% 20%

Other Designations

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Other designations that are equivalent to UNS C15000 copper include:

  • ASTM B224
  • SAE J461
  • SAE J463

Fabrication and Heat Treatment

Machinability

The machinability rate of C15000 copper alloys is 20%.

Welding

C15000 copper alloys can be welded using soldering, brazing and butt welding. However, oxyacetylene welding, gas shielded arc welding, coated metal arc welding, spot welding and seam welding are not preferred for this type of alloys.

Forging

C15000 copper alloys are forged at temperature ranging from 899 to 949°C (1650 to 1740°F).

Hot Working

C15000 copper alloys have excellent hot working property.

Cold Working

C15000 copper alloys have good cold working property.

Applications

UNS C15000 copper alloys are suitable for producing resistance welding caps.

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