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Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

Hi All,

I am looking for stress-strain test data curves for commonly used engineering metals - such as carbon steels, alloy steels, stainless steels, aluminium alloys, etc. I wish to build a database of these so I can use them in non-linear finite element analyses.

There is scant data on the net other than esoteric research papers or generic education material with no specifics. I was wondering if anybody could help or point me to a reliable source.



RE: Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

If you don't care how accurate they are just take what you can get.
If you want it to match your materials then ask suppliers for real test curves.
There may be typical curves, but they vary a lot.
And you asked for a hundred of them.

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RE: Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

Thanks Ed. I thought there was no harm in asking... If you don't ask then you won't know...

We usually get mill certificates from suppliers as required but they don't normally include actual stress-strain curves. I can always ask the question...

Thanks again.

RE: Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

Need to purchase ASME Handbooks to get authentic data.

Else try Mechanical Metallurgy text books like Dieter where they have some from ASME handbooks.

Kolkata, India

RE: Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

This is the one my wife used to consult when starting a new stress analysis project, as Ed says, once you settle on a material you need to start getting your own tests done.

Atlas of Stress Strain Curves, ASM Int'l.


RE: Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

Thanks guys. I will check out the Atlas...

RE: Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

We has some customer that had it written into their POs to supply test curves.
No problem it you know up front.

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RE: Stress-strain curves for engineering metals.

Do a search for AR-MMPDS. That is the standard aircraft materials database. You have to pay for the current version, but old versions should be out there for free - it used to be free when it was managed by the FAA. It has a lot of stress strain curves for a variety of metals.

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