In this work, the mechanical properties of the Al-Cu-Ni eutectic alloy, Al-32.5wt pct Cu-1wt pct Ni, were investigated in terms of the dependency on growth rates. The Al-Cu-Ni eutectic alloy was directionally solidified at a constant temperature gradient, G=4.93Kmm(-1), with a wide range of growth rates (V=9.25 to 2056.68 mu ms(-1)) using a Bridgman-type directional solidification furnace. The eutectic spacing (), microhardness (HVT), and ultimate tensile strength (sigma(UTS)) were measured with standard techniques. The dependences of , HVT, and sigma(UTS) on V for directionally solidified Al-Cu-Ni eutectic alloy were experimentally obtained using regression analysis. The results obtained in the present work were compared with the similar experimental results in the literature. Finally, the elastic energy dependence on growth rates for Al-32.5wt pct Cu-1wt pct N alloy was determined from their nominal stress-strain plots.