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 YErAl2 (Materials Project id mp-972415)

        89       63       63        0        0        0  
        63       89       63        0        0        0  
        63       63       89        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       69        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       69        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       69  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 71.667 GPaEV = 114.9 GPaGV = 46.6 GPaνV = 0.2328
ReussKR = 71.667 GPaER = 68.002 GPaGR = 25.339 GPaνR = 0.34185
HillKH = 71.667 GPaEH = 92.443 GPaGH = 35.969 GPaνH = 0.28502

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
26 GPa 26 GPa 69 GPa 69 GPa 69 GPa 215 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 36.776 GPa 156.71 GPa 4.6512 TPa–1 4.6512 TPa–1 13 GPa 69 GPa-0.374440.97292Value
Anisotropy 4.261 1.0000 5.308Anisotropy
Axis 0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.5774
0.5773
-0.5774
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.9239
0.0000
0.3827
0.7071
-0.0003
0.7071
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
-0.0000
0.7071
-0.7071
Axis
0.7071
-0.0005
-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