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PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

QUESTIONS 1

V. Ryan 2006

 

By  now you should have an understanding of the properties of a variety of materials. Answer the questions below by describing the material property and naming a product that needs a material with this property. Question 1 is already answered.

 

1. STRENGTH  
DESCRIPTION:
The ability of a material to stand up to forces being applied
 without it bending, breaking, shattering or deforming in
any way.
 
 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Steel is used as the main
material in the construction of a bridge. This is because it is
extremely strong and can withstand heavy weights.

   
ELASTICITY  
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
 
 
 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION:
 
 

PLASTICITY  
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
 
 
 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION:
 
 

   

 

   
DUCTILITY  

 
DESCRIPTION:
 
 
 
 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION:
 
 

   
TENSILE STRENGTH  
DESCRIPTION:
 
 
 
 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION:
 
 

   
   
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