6.3 - material properties are defined by professional...

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Mechanical Behavior For a structural material we ask the questions: “How strong it is?” “How much deformation will it undergo?” The answers to these questions determine the mechanical behavior of a material. Simply put, mechanical behavior describes a material’s response to a load. Metals are most commonly associated with structural applications; however ceramics and engineering polymers are also used in structural applications. To get a handle on a material’s behavior (mechanical or otherwise),
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Unformatted text preview: material properties are defined by professional organizations such as ASTM, ANSI, ASM, etc. The properties are defined according to carefully designed standard lab tests that attempt to replicate as nearly as possible the service conditions a material will encounter. These material properties may depend on temperature, moisture, uv radiation, or other factors, even atmospheric oxygen or hydrogen....
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