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Nickel Beryllium Alloy 360 (N00360)

Nickel beryllium 360 is a nickel alloy formulated for primary forming into wrought products. N00360 is the UNS number for this material. Additionally, the common industry name is Nickel Alloy 360.

It can have the lowest ductility among wrought nickels. In addition, it has the lowest melting temperature and can have the highest tensile strength.

The properties of nickel beryllium 360 include four common variations. This page shows summary ranges across all of them. For more specific values, follow the links immediately below. The graph bars on the material properties cards further below compare nickel beryllium 360 to: wrought nickels (top), all nickel alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

200 GPa 29 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

1.0 to 30 %

Fatigue Strength

260 to 710 MPa 38 to 100 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio


Shear Modulus

77 GPa 11 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

510 to 1100 MPa 74 to 160 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

780 to 1860 MPa 110 to 270 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

380 to 1590 MPa 55 to 230 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1330 °C 2430 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1200 °C 2190 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

460 J/kg-K 0.11 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

48 W/m-K 28 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

14 µm/m-K

Other Material Properties


8.3 g/cm3 520 lb/ft3

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

5.0 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

5.4 % IACS

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

12 to 190 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

360 to 3440 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

13 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

24 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

26 to 62 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

23 to 41 points

Thermal Diffusivity

13 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

19 to 46 points

Followup Questions

Further Reading

Microstructure of Superalloys, Madeleine Durand-Charre, 1998

Engineering Properties of Nickel and Nickel Alloys, John L. Everhart, 1971

Nickel Alloys, Ulrich Heubner (editor), 1998

CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook, 4th ed., James F. Shackelford et al. (editors), 2015