example a material property called Yield Strength is the level of stress (load divided by cross sectional area) at which point the material starts to yield (permanently deform). So this property measures a material's response to a mechanical stimulus. (Usually a material property measures the response to some stimulus.) Material properties fit into six broad categories bases on the type of stimulus: 1. mechanical properties – measure the response to a load (force) (e.g. tensile strength, elastic modulus)
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