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Nonferrous metals

The tables below show the values of Young's modulus (modulus of elasticity) and Poisson's ratio at room temperature for several nonferrous metals used in engineering. The material properties are expressed in average values or in ranges that can vary significantly depending of the processing and of the material quality. The exact values can be measured with the Sonelastic^{®} equipment of nondestructive testing, both at room temperature as for low and high temperatures. Aluminum alloys
Main applications:  1100: equipment for the chemical and food industry. The elastic moduli (Young's Modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio) and damping of aluminum alloys can be accurately characterized with the Sonelastic^{®} equipment of nondestructive testing, both at room temperature as for low and high temperatures. The knowledge of exact values is fundamental to the optimization of the use of the materials and for the reliability of simulations via finite elements. The characterizations of the elastic moduli and of damping are also employed in the engineering of new variations of these materials. In the case of alloy 7075, when applied in the manufacture of ultrasonic transducers, knowledge of the sonic velocity is also very important. The sonic velocity is characterized with the Sonelastic^{®} equipment of nondestructive testing. Cooper alloys
Main applications:  C11000: wires and electrical cables. The elastic moduli (Young's Modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio) and damping of copper alloys (for example, to estimate the stretching of wires under load) can be accurately characterized with the Sonelastic^{®} equipment of nondestructive testing, both at room temperature as for low and high temperatures. The knowledge of exact values is fundamental to the optimization of the use of the materials and for the reliability of simulations via finite elements. The characterizations of the elastic moduli and of damping are also employed in the engineering of new variations of these materials. Magnesium alloys
Main applications:  AZ31B: structures, tubings and cathodic protection. The elastic moduli (Young's Modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio) and damping of magnesium alloys can be accurately characterized with the Sonelastic^{®} equipment of nondestructive testing, both at room temperature as for low and high temperatures. The knowledge of exact values is fundamental to the optimization of the use of the materials and for the reliability of simulations via finite elements. The characterizations of the elastic moduli and of damping are also employed in the engineering of new variations of these materials. Titanium alloys
Main applications:  Ti5A12.5Sn: fuselage of aircraft and corrosionresistant equipment. Ti6A14V: surgical implants and aircraft structural elements. One of the most commonly applications of Ti6A14V are dental implants. In this application, the titanium elements receive a surface treatment to improve the biocompatibility and osseointegration. The elastic moduli (Young's Modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio) and damping of titanium alloys can be accurately characterized with the Sonelastic^{®} equipment of nondestructive testing, both at room temperature as for low and high temperatures. The knowledge of exact values is fundamental to the optimization of the use of the materials and for the reliability of simulations via finite elements. The characterizations of the elastic moduli and of damping are also employed in the engineering of new variations of these materials. Noble metals
Main applications:  Gold: electrical contacts and dental restoration. The elastic moduli (Young's Modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio) and damping of noble metals can be accurately characterized with the Sonelastic^{®}equipment of nondestructive testing, both at room temperature as for low and high temperatures. The knowledge of exact values is fundamental to the optimization of the use of the materials and for the reliability of simulations via finite elements. The characterizations of the elastic moduli and of damping are also employed in the engineering of new variations of these materials. Refractory metals
Main applications:  Molybdenum: extrusion dies and structural parts in space vehicles. The elastic moduli (Young's Modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio) and damping of refractory metals can be accurately characterized with the Sonelastic^{®}equipment of nondestructive testing, both at room temperature as for low and high temperatures. The knowledge of exact values is fundamental to the optimization of the use of the materials and for the reliability of simulations via finite elements. The characterizations of the elastic moduli and of damping are also employed in the engineering of new variations of these materials. Miscellaneous nonferrous alloys
The elastic moduli (Young's Modulus, shear modulus and Poisson's ratio) and damping of these nonferrous alloys can be accurately characterized with the Sonelastic^{®} equipment of nondestructive testing, both at room temperature as for low and high temperatures. The knowledge of exact values is fundamental to the optimization of the use of the materials and for the reliability of simulations via finite elements. The characterizations of the elastic moduli and of damping are also employed in the engineering of new variations of these materials. ReferencesASM Handbooks, Vol. 1 and 2, Engineered Materials Handbook, Vol. 1 and 4, Metals Handbook: Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Pure Metals, Vol. 2, 9th edition, and Advance Materials and Processes, Vol. 146, No.4, ASM International, Materials Park, OH. 