M aterial Selection Problem 1
1. Select a material suitable for a light stiff golf club shaft.
A dapted from Ashby, M. F. Material Selection in Mechanical Design. Boston, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1995.
Solid circular cross section
Use the following data to answer Questions 1 - 4
A fibre reinforced composite is made of 30% (volume) glass fibers in an epoxy
matrix. The fibres run the full length of the sample.
The properties of the glass and epoxy are given in the Table below.
M aterial Selection Problem 2
1. Suppose we no longer care about the weight of an object, but in this case want to select a
material suitable for a slender table leg.
A dapted from Ashby, M. F. Material Selection in Mechanical Design. Boston, MA: Butterwo
1. Give three examples of the effect of temperature increase on various material properties for a
2. Copper melts at 1100C; at approximately what temperature does creep become a concern?
3. The steady state creep rate of a material
1. List three material families and give two materials belonging to each family.
2. Define density.
3. For the following questions, consider a cube of side length 2.01 cm.
a. If the cube was measured (in air) to weigh 18.72g, what is its densit
The charge on one electron is 1.602x10-19 C
1. Define the following terms: current, voltage, resistance
2. If one wishes to make a temperature sensor with high sensitivity, which