Tungsten Properties

tungsten mechanical physical properties specifications chemistry

When selecting the materials to best meet the requirements of your application, the physical properties are of critical importance.  For instance, Tungsten’s hardness and high density makes it ideal for penetrating projectiles used by the military.  Below are some tables with data on Tungsten properties, including physical and mechanical properties, chemistry and the pertinent specifications.

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Tungsten Physical Properties 
Melting Point°F6170
Thermal ConductivityCal/cm2/cm°C/sec0.48
Specific HeatCal/gm/°C0.032
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion10-6 (°F) -12.40
10-6 (°C) -14.30
Electrical ResistivityMicrohm-cm5.50
Tungsten Mechanical Properties 
Tensile StrengthKSI (MPa)-RT250 (1725)
KSI (MPa)-500°C150 (1035)
KSI (MPa)-1000°C75 (515)
Elongation% in 1.0"--
Modules of ElasticityKSI58000
Tungsten Chemistry
Minimum % 99.95
Tungsten Specifications   
ASTM B760ASTM F288AMS 7898 / 7899CAS 7440-33-7

For additional information on specifications of the materials distributed by Ed Fagan Inc., please visit the websites of the international standards organizations that develops and publishes technical standards, ASTM International and ASM International.

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