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cast iron + aluminium

Does anyone know where i can find the following?

-yield and ultimate tensile strength of cast iron and aluminium as a function of temperature

-fracture energy as a function of temperature for both metals

 *the fracture energy i am referring to is for damage modelling in XFEM



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