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Poisson's Ratio for Metals

Some metals and their Poisson's Ratio

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The Poisson's Ratio express

  • the relative contraction strain (or transverse strain) normal to the applied load - to the relative extension strain (or axial strain) in the direction of the applied load

Poisson's ratio

Poisson's ratio for some common 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
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