Material Selection for What?

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Firstly, it is a basic problem. I need to decide on a part of machine or anything for material selection presentation using CES Material Selector. I need a simple shape and simple property material because I can't calculate complicate dynamic loading so I need some limitations for instance, elongation, elastic modulus, base material,composition detail, price, density, mechanical, thermal ,electrical, optical properties etc.(they are surely as range). I did my last project on shoe middle and outer sole for walking shoes but it was hard to find specific infos.

The material should be very specific using because determining of limitatons based on that. Which material is the most suitable for this situation?


Thanks a lot.
 

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Nidum
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Bicycle frame - that's always a popular choice - lots of information about selection of material for frames on web .

Body and handle of domestic appliance such as iron or vacuum cleaner .

Any parts from power drills or other DIY tools .

Swing arm of car side mirror .
 
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I thank to you for your answers. If I cdo the project, I will add my presentation. I have one question about your answer. Do the choices have specific properties? For bicycle frame, can we know the applied force ?
 
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Do the choices have specific properties? For bicycle frame, can we know the applied force ?
You don't need to know applied forces.
You need to identify the important parameters for the part you're optimizing for, then plug them into CES. Are optical, thermal or electrical properties important for a bike frame? Or is cost, strength and weight more important? What about a frying pan or a window pane? If you choose the right parameters the result of your optimization will match what is used in the real world.
 

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