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  • Submitted: 03/12/2009
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Statics - Tensile Test

Aim & Objectives

The aim and objective of this test is to observe and investigate the way in which materials respond to stress. In the practical lesson we will be using three types of metal (Sample A; B; C) All three will be tested on their strength of tension and using the data that we recover we will be able to judge the name of the metal. The metal that breaks first will have a lower breaking point making it a brittle metal; however, the more withstanding metal will be more ductile.

Introduction

The Tensile test involves stretching a material to a point where it fails, or breaks. This method of testing is essential to many engineering applications because it judges the ability of the metal to perform in various situations like buildings, ships or engines. Testing the tensile strength of a material involves placing it into a tensile machine that has special jaws that clamp the metal. After fixing the metal tightly, other procedures such as applying the extensometer can be done. Once everything is in place, you can start testing. With modern equipment, data can be analysed and observed

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