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HW1 - What properties of these materials make them...

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HOMEWORK CHAPTER 1 1. Make a table comparing strength, ductility, electrical and thermal conductivities, thermal stability, and the typical applications for metals, ceramics and polymers. 2. Using sources such as the web, when did metals such as gold and silver; copper, brass and bronze; iron and steel; and aluminum alloys become materials that could be readily fabricated into parts and used by society? 3. Describe the materials that are used on the surfaces of the space shuttle.
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Unformatted text preview: What properties of these materials make them particularly useful for the space shuttle and why? What are the problems associated with these materials? 4. Plot the elastic modulus and the coefficient of thermal expansion versus the absolute melting temperature for solid elements. Is there a correlation between modulus and coefficient of thermal expansion?...
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