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 C (Materials Project id mp-568286)

       879       -1      160        0        0        0  
        -1        6       -1        0        0        0  
       160       -1      879        0        0        0  
         0        0        0        2        0        0  
         0        0        0        0      360        0  
         0        0        0        0        0        1  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 231.11 GPaEV = 428.07 GPaGV = 179.67 GPaνV = 0.19129
ReussKR = 5.9071 GPaER = 7.4619 GPaGR = 2.8934 GPaνR = 0.28947
HillKH = 118.51 GPaEH = 217.9 GPaGH = 91.28 GPaνH = 0.19356

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
1 GPa 2 GPa 5.9981 GPa 360 GPa 719 GPa 1039 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 3.3302 GPa 850.46 GPa 1.1232 TPa–1 167.04 TPa–1 1 GPa 360 GPa-1.94382.3501Value
Anisotropy 255.4148.7143 360Anisotropy
Axis 0.6329
0.7742
0.0000
0.7071
0.0000
0.7071
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.0000
1.0000
-0.0002
-0.0000
0.0000
0.0000
-1.0000
0.6399
0.0378
-0.7675
0.6472
0.0446
-0.7610
Axis
0.0002
1.0000
0.0000
-1.0000
0.0000
-0.0000
0.5377
0.6915
0.4823
-0.5422
0.7286
-0.4184
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