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Spring Materials Modulus of Elasticity used in Torsion and Tension

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Typical Modulus of Elasticity of Spring Materials used in Torsion and Tension

Ferrous Spring Materials
Material
Modulus of Elasticitya, psi
In Torsion, G
In Tension, E
Hard Drawn MB
Up to 0.032 inch
11,700,000
28,800,000
0.033 to 0.063 inch
11,600,000
28,700,000
0.064 to 0.125 inch
11,500,000
28,600,000
0.126 to 0.625 inch
11,400,000
28,500,000
Music Wire
 
Up to 0.032 inch
12,000,000
29,500,000
0.033 to 0.063 inch
11,850,000
29,000,000
0.064 to 0.125 inch
11,750,000
28,500,000
0.126 to 0.250 inch
11,600,000
28,000,000
Oil-Tempered MB
11,200,000
28,500,000
Chrome-Vanadium
11,200,000
28,500,000
Chrome-Silicon
11,200,000
29,500,000
Silicon-Manganese
10,750,000
29,000,000
Stainless Steel
 
Types 302, 304, 316
10,000,000
28,000,000b
Type 17–7 PH
10,500,000
29,500,000
Type 420
11,000,000
29,000,000
Type 431
11,400,000
29,500,000

 

Nonferrous Spring Materials
Material
Modulus of Elasticitya, psi
In Torsion, G
In Tension, E
Spring Brass
Type 70–30
5,000,000
28,800,000
Phosphor Bronze
5 per cent tin
11,600,000
28,700,000
Beryllium-Copper
 
Cold Drawn 4 Nos.
7,000,000
29,500,000
Pretempered, fully hard
7,250,000
29,000,000
Inconel 600
10,500,000
31,000,000b
Monelb 400
9,500,000
26,000,000
Monelb K 500
9,500,000
26,000,000
Ni Spanb C 902
10,000,000
27,500,000

a Modulus G (shear modulus) is used for compression and extension springs; modulus E (Young's modulus) is used for torsion, flat, and spiral springs.

b May be 2,000,000 pounds per square inch less if material is not fully hard

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