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Stress Relieved Grade 360 Molybdenum

Stress relieved 360 molybdenum is grade 360 molybdenum in the stress relieved condition. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare stress relieved 360 molybdenum to: molybdenum alloys (top), all alloys in the same category (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

310 GPa 45 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

6.3 %

Poisson's Ratio


Shear Modulus

120 GPa 17 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

620 MPa 90 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

530 MPa 76 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

370 J/g

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

2280 °C 4140 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

250 J/kg-K 0.059 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Expansion

7.0 µm/m-K

Otherwise Unclassified Properties


10 g/cm3 640 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

28 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

330 MJ/kg 140 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

360 L/kg 43 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

37 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

450 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

17 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

22 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

17 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

16 points

Thermal Shock Resistance

21 points

Alloy Composition

Molybdenum (Mo)Mo 99.9 to 100
Carbon (C)C 0 to 0.030
Silicon (Si)Si 0 to 0.010
Iron (Fe)Fe 0 to 0.010
Nickel (Ni)Ni 0 to 0.0020
Nitrogen (N)N 0 to 0.0020
Oxygen (O)O 0 to 0.0015

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Further Reading

ASTM B386: Standard Specification for Molybdenum and Molybdenum Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Foil

ASTM B387: Standard Specification for Molybdenum and Molybdenum Alloy Bar, Rod, and Wire

Sintering of Advanced Materials: Fundamentals and Processes, Zhigang Zak Fang (editor), 2010