ELATE: Elastic tensor analysis

Welcome to ELATE, the online tool for analysis of elastic tensors, developed by Romain Gaillac and Fran├žois-Xavier Coudert at CNRS / Chimie ParisTech.
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Summary of the properties

Input: stiffness matrix (coefficients in GPa) of YAl3 (Materials Project id mp-11231)

       161       34       34        0        0        0  
        34      161       34        0        0        0  
        34       34      161        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       62        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       62        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       62  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 76.333 GPaEV = 147.48 GPaGV = 62.6 GPaνV = 0.17798
ReussKR = 76.333 GPaER = 147.47 GPaGR = 62.591 GPaνR = 0.17802
HillKH = 76.333 GPaEH = 147.48 GPaGH = 62.596 GPaνH = 0.178

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
62 GPa 62 GPa 62 GPa 127 GPa 127 GPa 229 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 146.37 GPa 149.14 GPa 4.3668 TPa–1 4.3668 TPa–1 62 GPa 63.5 GPa0.171920.18592Value
Anisotropy 1.019 1.0000 1.024 1.0815Anisotropy
Axis -0.5774
0.5774
0.5773
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.9239
0.0000
0.3827
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
-0.7071
0.0000
0.7071
0.7071
-0.0000
-0.7071
Axis
1.0000
0.0002
-0.0000
-0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
-0.0000
-1.0000
0.0000
-0.7071
0.0002
-0.7071
Second axis

Spatial dependence of Young's modulus



Young's modulus in (xy) plane

Young's modulus in (xz) plane

Young's modulus in (yz) plane

Spatial dependence of linear compressibility



linear compressibility in (xy) plane

linear compressibility in (xz) plane

linear compressibility in (yz) plane

Spatial dependence of shear modulus



Shear modulus in (xy) plane

Shear modulus in (xz) plane

Shear modulus in (yz) plane

Spatial dependence of Poisson's ratio



Poisson's ratio in (xy) plane

Poisson's ratio in (xz) plane

Poisson's ratio in (yz) plane