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 Li2AlPd (Materials Project id mp-30816)

        85       60       60        0        0        0  
        60       85       60        0        0        0  
        60       60       85        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       51        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       51        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       51  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 68.333 GPaEV = 90.998 GPaGV = 35.6 GPaνV = 0.27805
ReussKR = 68.333 GPaER = 61.674 GPaGR = 22.849 GPaνR = 0.34958
HillKH = 68.333 GPaEH = 76.735 GPaGH = 29.225 GPaνH = 0.31284

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
25 GPa 25 GPa 51 GPa 51 GPa 51 GPa 205 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 35.345 GPa 122.52 GPa 4.878 TPa–1 4.878 TPa–1 12.5 GPa 51 GPa-0.256980.88728Value
Anisotropy 3.466 1.0000 4.08Anisotropy
Axis 0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
-0.5774
0.5774
0.5773
-0.3696
0.8924
0.2588
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
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