Mechanical properties of metal
Stoloff, Norman S. Department of Materials Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Stress states
- Tension test
- Notch tensile test
- Compression test
- Notched-bar impact testing
- Specimen geometry and test conditions
- Hardness testing
- Fracture toughness
- Creep and stress rupture
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Commonly measured properties of metals (such as tensile strength, hardness, fracture toughness, creep, and fatigue strength) associated with the way that metals behave when subjected to various states of stress. The properties are discussed independently of theories of elasticity and plasticity, which refer to the distribution of stress and strain throughout a body subjected to external forces.
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