Mechanical Properties of Some Engineering Materials between 20°K and 300°K

  • R. H. Kropschot
  • R. M. McClintock
  • D. A. Van Gundy
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 2)


The tensile and impact properties of some face centered cubic metals and alloys of engineering importance have been measured in the temperature range 20°K to 300°K. The materials investigated include six wrought aluminum alloys, OFHC copper, four copper alloys and some austenitic stainless steels. For all the materials tested, the tensile strength increased with decreasing temperature without serious loss of ductility. With one exception (304 stainless steel), the yield strength increased with decrease in temperature.


Yield Strength Impact Strength Austenitic Stainless Steel Tensile Strength Increase Notch Toughness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Kropschot
    • 1
  • R. M. McClintock
    • 1
  • D. A. Van Gundy
    • 1
  1. 1.CEL National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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