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 Li2InAg (Materials Project id mp-30344)

        34       24       24        0        0        0  
        24       34       24        0        0        0  
        24       24       34        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       30        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       30        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       30  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 27.333 GPaEV = 48.235 GPaGV = 20 GPaνV = 0.20588
ReussKR = 27.333 GPaER = 26.739 GPaGR = 10 GPaνR = 0.33696
HillKH = 27.333 GPaEH = 38.041 GPaGH = 15 GPaνH = 0.26804

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
10 GPa 10 GPa 30 GPa 30 GPa 30 GPa 82 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 14.138 GPa 65.893 GPa 12.195 TPa–1 12.195 TPa–1 5 GPa 30 GPa-0.426571.007Value
Anisotropy 4.661 1.0000 6Anisotropy
Axis 0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.5774
0.5773
-0.5774
0.5624
0.7330
-0.3827
0.7934
0.0000
0.6088
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
-0.0000
0.7071
-0.7071
Axis
-0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
0.7660
0.6428
-0.0000
-0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
-1.0000
0.0000
0.0000
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