Property

Type

Required

mass density

Structural and Thermal

only for modal analyses

cost per unit mass

Structural and Thermal

no, but useful if you want Creo Simulate to calculate model cost

Young's modulus

Structural

yes

Poisson's ratio

Structural

yes

shear modulus

Structural

yes (Creo Simulate calculates this automatically for isotropic materials)

coefficient of thermal expansion

Structural

only for models with temperature loads

Structural

only to calculate failure indices


specific heat

Thermal

only for transient thermal analyses

thermal conductivity

Thermal

yes

tensile ultimate stress

Structural

only for fatigue analysis

material type

Structural

only for fatigue analysis

failure strength reduction factor

Structural

only for fatigue analysis

surface finish

Structural

only for fatigue analysis


You can create isotropic material properties that are temperaturedependent by specifying Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, or coefficient of thermal expansion as a function of temperature.
