Poisson's Ratio - Metals

Some metals and their Poisson's ratio

Poisson's ratio of some metals:

Metal Poisson's ratio
- μ -
Aluminum 0.33
Aluminum Bronze 0.30
Beryllium 0.024 - 0.03
Blackheart Cast Iron 0.26
Bronze 0.34
Copper 0.36
Gold 0.42
Lead 0.40 - 0.45
Magnesium 0.35
Mild Steel 0.3
Molybdenum 0.32
Naval Brass 0.34
Nickel 0.31
Phosphor Bronze 0.33
Platinum 0.39
Plutonium 0.15 - 0.21
Silver 0.37
Stainless Steel 304L 0.3
Tantalum 0.35
Thorium 0.27
Tin 0.33
Titanium 0.3
Tungsten 0.28
Uranium 0.21
Wrought Iron 0.3
Zinc 0.25
  • Poisson's ratio is the ratio of lateral strain to longitudinal strain for a given material subjected to uniform longitudinal stresses within the proportional limit.

Related Topics

  • Mechanics - Kinematics, forces, vectors, motion, momentum, energy and the dynamics of objects
  • Statics - Loads - force and torque

Related Documents

  • Poisson's ratio - When a material is stretched in one direction it tends to get thinner in the other two directions

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