aluMATTER: Mechanical Properties of Aluminium has just been released, making a total of eight collections of interactive Flash movies from the award-winning aluMATTER website, freely available for download at core.materials.ac.uk.
The mechanical properties of a material describe its response to applied loads. For many applications, the ability to support a load, or withstand an impact, without excessive deflection or failure is essential. Mechanical properties are therefore often a critical factor in materials selection. This package introduces the important mechanical properties of aluminium alloys and compares aluminium with other materials.
All aluMATTER packages are released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-Derivative license. aluMATTER has been developed by the European Aluminium Association.