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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Mechanical properties of fused quartz are much the same as those of other glasses. The material is extremely strong in compression, with design compressive strength of better than 1.1 x 109 Pa (160,000 psi).

However, surface flaws can drastically reduce the inherent strength of any glass, so tensile properties are greatly influenced by these defects. The design tensile strength for fused quartz with good surface quality is in excess of 4.8 x 107 Pa (7,000 psi). Taking into consideration safety features and fatigue, the common practice is to use 6.8 x 106Pa (1000 psi).

However, surface flaws can drastically reduce the inherent strength of any glass, so tensile properties are greatly influenced by these defects. design for fused quartz with good quality is in excess 4.8 x 107 Pa (7,000 psi). Taking into consideration safety features and fatigue, the common practice is to use 6.8 x 106Pa (1000 psi).

Shear Modulus Chart

Internal Friction Chart

Young's Modulus Chart

Internal Damping Chart

Poisson's Ratio Chart

Modulus of Rupture Chart

Hardness Chart