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PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

QUESTIONS 2

 

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.

 

MALLEABILITY  
 
DESCRIPTION:

The ability of a material to be reshaped in all directions
without cracking
 
 
 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION: A blacksmith shapes steel
to form the shape of a horse shoe. The shoe must fit the
horse's hoof precisely otherwise the horse will not be able
to gallop without feeling pain.

   
TOUGHNESS  

 
DESCRIPTION:
 
 
 
 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION:
 
 

   

 

   
HARDNESS  

 
DESCRIPTION:
 
 
 
 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION:
 
 

   
CONDUCTIVITY  

 
DESCRIPTION:
 
 
 
 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION:
 
 

   
   

QUESTIONS:
1. Can you think of any more properties of materials?
2. Describe safe ways of testing materials for some of the properties described above/

   

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