What properties are important?

To name a few, we find it useful to have a materials: Modulus of Elasticity (E), Shear Modulus of Elasticity (G), Poisson's Ratio (μ), and Density. These help us better understand the material we're working with, it's breaking point, it's weight, and it's characteristics.

Table of Material Properties:

Material Properties
Material Modulus of Elasticity, E (ksi x 103) Shear Modulus of Elasticity, G (ksi x 103) Poisson's Ratio (μ) Density \left(lbs\over ft^3 \right)
Aluminum Alloys 10.2 3.9 0.33 169
Beryllium Copper 18.0 7.0 0.29 518
Carbon Steel 29.0 11.5 0.29 490
Cast Iron 14.5 6.0 0.21 484
Concrete 2.5-4.5 - 0.1-0.2 More Info
Inconel 31.0 11.5 0.29 536
Magnesium 6.5 2.4 0.35 121
Molybdenum 48.0 17.1 0.31 639
Monel Metal 26.0 9.5 0.32 553
Nickel Silver 18.5 7.0 0.32 553
Nickel Steel 29.0 11.0 0.29 490
Nylon 1.5 0.6 - 69
Phosphor Bronze 16.1 6.1 0.35 518
Stainless Steel 27.6 10.6 0.31 490
Titanium 16.5 6.5 - 276
Wood (Douglas Fir) 1 - - 35-40

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