"Mechanical Properties"
ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Mechanical Properties

Lesson 7 of 33. This lesson presents some mechanical properties of solid materials such as stress, strain and hardness. Graphs are included which show how materials respond to stress and ultimately to failure.

Knowledge Check:
Would a very elastic material have a low or high modulus?
Describe tensile stress?
By looking at a break in the material, how can we tell if it is a brittle or ductile failure?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.