Selection of Materials based on Mechanical Properties | How to do a Material Selection
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Selection of Materials for a Machine design has a very important component in Machine design. When put into service, different machine elements face different working conditions, which hey have to survive. This, in turn depends on the material by which they are made. Hence we say that a correct choice of material determines the working of any machine component.
Typical Mechanical Properties and applications are:
Titanium – Aircraft parts, Machine tools, Connecting rod valves
Cast iron – Bed-ways of Machine tools, Frames, Piston Rings, Brake Drums, Flywheels, gears
Often, a material cannot possess all the required qualities. Some materials are added together in certain proportions to achieve the collective goodness of them. The resulting composition is called as Alloys.
Some important alloys and their typical uses are given below: