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 NaF (Materials Project id mp-682)

        95       24       24        0        0        0  
        24       95       24        0        0        0  
        24       24       95        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       27        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       27        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       27  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 47.667 GPaEV = 75.211 GPaGV = 30.4 GPaνV = 0.23702
ReussKR = 47.667 GPaER = 74.105 GPaGR = 29.86 GPaνR = 0.24089
HillKH = 47.667 GPaEH = 74.659 GPaGH = 30.13 GPaνH = 0.23895

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
27 GPa 27 GPa 27 GPa 71 GPa 71 GPa 143 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 68.135 GPa 85.319 GPa 6.993 TPa–1 6.993 TPa–1 27 GPa 35.5 GPa0.16960.32867Value
Anisotropy 1.252 1.0000 1.315 1.9379Anisotropy
Axis -0.5774
0.5774
-0.5773
1.0000
0.0000
0.0000
0.8924
0.3696
0.2588
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0003
0.7071
-0.7071
0.0000
0.7071
0.7071
-0.0002
0.7071
Axis
-0.9404
0.3402
-0.0000
0.7071
-0.0005
-0.7071
-0.0000
-1.0000
-0.0000
0.7071
-0.0005
-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