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A6022: Ampacities and Mechanical Properties of Rectangular Copper Busbar
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Ampacity tables, mechanical properties of C11000 bus; quick busbar size selector; effect of emissivity and number of buses.
Comparative Machinability of Brasses, Steels and Aluminum Alloys
See Industrial: Machined Rod Products
A1360: The Copper Advantage-A Guide to Working With Copper and Copper Alloys
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This booklet gives an in-depth overview of the well-known physical, mechanical and chemical properties of copper, as well as more recent scientific findings that show copper has an intrinsic antimicrobial property.
129/6: Copper and Copper Alloy Powder Metallurgy-Properties and Applications

Covers production, consolidation, strengthening, copper in iron and steel P/M parts, and non-structural applications.
(34 pgs.)
1237: Copper and Copper Alloy Tube and Pipe

Describes how copper tube and pipe are made, commercial specifications and standards and major end uses. Design and installation data are summarized as well as future application trends for tube and pipe. Reprint, ASTM Standardization News, September 1987.
Copper Rod Alloys for Machined Products - Handbook
See Industrial: Machined Rod Products
CopperSelect is a growing family of software and databases designed to help users of copper and its alloys address various engineering, metallurgical and economic issues involving copper.

Cast Copper Alloy Sleeve Bearing Material Selection Guide
See Industrial: Bronze Bearings
A4070: Diamond Anniversary for ASTM Copper Committee
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Reprinted, with permission, from ASTM Standardization News, Vol. 32, No. 10, Copyright © ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428
104/5: Low-Temperature Properties of Coppers and Copper Alloys

Tables and graphs give tensile, impact and fatigue properties, thermal expansion and conductivity of 14 major coppers and copper alloys.
(6 pgs.)
144/8R: Mechanical Properties of Copper and Copper Alloys at Low Temperatures

Tables and stress-strain curves of elastic and plastic properties of 15 alloys down to 4°K (-454 F). 
(8 pgs.)
163/0: Mechanical Properties of Soldered Copper

The properties important for soldered joints are shear strentth, creep strength, burst strength and pressure ratings, fracture initiation strength and tensile strength.
703/5: Metallurgy of Copper-Base Alloys

How structure and properties of cast copper alloys depend on consumption and comparative data on applications and relative costs of 13 standard bearing alloys. Reprint, Casting Engineering & Foundry World.
(7 pgs.) 
A1310: Microconstituents and Microstructures in Nickel-Aluminum Bronzes

This publication presents a coherent picture of the nature, and the nomenclature of the phases, microstructures that develop in nickel-aluminum bronzes (NAB).
(75 pgs.)
Wear Properties of Heavily Loaded Copper-Base Bearing Alloys
See Industrial: Bronze Bearings