TABLE 1 

Composition of metal alloys used for the study

Metal(s)UNS IDaCommon nameMain constituent (%)
CopperZincNickelTinIronChromiumManganese
Copper nickelsC70600Copper nickel 1089–9010<1
C72500Cupronickel with Sn89–909<2
C71000Cupronickel79201
C71500Copper nickel 307030
BrassesC21000Gilding brass955
C22000Commercial “bronze” (does not contain Sn)89–9010
C23000Red brass8515
C26000Cartridge brass7030
C28000Muntz metal6040
Phosphor bronzeC51000“5% A” (contains <0.26% phosphorus)955
Nickel “silver”C75200“65/18”651718
CopperC11000Copper100
NickelNO2200Nickel100
ZincZ13000Zinc100
Stainless steelS30400“18/8”87418
  • a UNS ID, Unified Numbering System identifier.