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Difference between homogeneous Property,Isotropic Property,Orthotropic & An-isotropic Property

Difference between homogeneous Property, Isotropic Property, Orthotropic Property & An-isotropic Property: In order to use any material for the engineering practice, you should have to know all the features related to it.which means we should have to know whether the component has a homogeneous property, Isotropic property, Orthotropic property or An-isotropic property. So in order to know all these things, I had written an article about the Difference between homogeneous Property, Isotropic Property, Orthotropic Property & Allotropic Property which was presented below.

Difference between homogeneous Property,Isotropic Property,Orthotropic Property & An-isotropic Property

Difference between homogeneous Property,Isotropic Property,Orthotrophic Property & Allotropic Property:

All the four properties are explained below.

Homogeneous Property:

Def:At any point in One Direction,if the properties of the material was same called as Homogeneous Property.

Ex:Wood,Iron,Silver,Copper,Gold etc.

homogeneous materials


Isotropic property:

Def:At one point,in any direction,if the properties of the material are same called as isotropic property.

Ex: very fine grained molecules,iron, copper,silver,brass etc.

  • As the name of isotropic itself says that Iso is same and Tropic is directional property.
  • All homogeneous materials need not to be isotropic and vice versa however some homogeneous materials are isotropic also.

isotropic materials


Orthotropic Property:

Def:At one point in mutually perpendicular directions,if the properties of the material are different,then it is called as Orthotropic Property.

  • It is a perpendicular directional property.

Ex: Layered materials,wood,asbestos, graphite,mica,onion etc.

orthotropic materials
orthotropic materials

An-isotropic Property:

  • At one point,in any directions,if the properties of the material are different called as an Anisotropic property.

  • It is also called as Alletropic property.

Ex: Material with small cracks and voids,cracked glass,cracked metal etc.

anisotropic materials
anisotropic materials

This is the complete explanation about the difference between homogeneous Property,Isotropic Property,Orthotrophic Property & Allotropic Property or An-Isotropic Property.

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