C46400 Brass Material Data Sheet

Chemical Properties -- C46400 brass / Naval Brass / DCNB

Element

Nominal %

Minimum %

Maximum %

Aluminum

-

-

-

Antimony

-

-

-

Copper

60

59

62

Iron

-

-

0.1

Lead

-

-

0.2

Nickel

-

-

-

Phosphorus

-

-

-

Silicon

-

-

-

Sulfur

-

-

-

Tin

0.8

0.5

1

Zinc

39.2

Rem

Rem

 

Mechanical Properties -- C46400 brass / Naval Brass / DCNB

M20 - Flat Products

 

Tensile Strength:

Minimum 55 ksi

Yield Strength:

Minimum 25 ksi - 0.5% Ext. under load

Elongation:

50%, in 2 inches

 

Physical Properties -- C46400 brass / Naval Brass / DCNB

Property

US Customary

Melting Point - Liquidus

1650 F

Melting Point - Solidus

1630 F

Density

0.304 lb/in3 at 68 F

Specific Gravity

8.41

Specific Heat Capacity

0.09 Btu/lb/oF at 68 F

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

11.8·10-6 per oF (68-572 F)

Thermal Conductivity

67.0 Btu · ft/(hr · ft2·oF)at 68F

Electrical Conductivity

26 %IACS @ 68 F

Electrical Resistivity

39.9 ohms-cmil/ft @ 68 F

Modulas of Elasticity in Tension

15,000 ksi

 

Fabrication Properties -- C46400 brass / Naval Brass / DCNB

Joining Methods

Suitability

Soldering

Excellent

Brazing

Excellent

Oxyacetylene Welding

Good

Gas Shielded Arc Welding

Fair

Coated Metal Arc Welding

Not Recommended

Spot Welding

Good

Seam Welding

Fair

Butt Welding

Good

Machinability (C360 Brass =100)

30