Advanced Structural Analysis/Part I - Theory/Materials/Properties/Ductility

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Ductile fracture
Ductile fracture

A material's capacity to endure plastic deformation without breaking is called ductility. Mild steel, copper and gold are all examples of ductile materials.

The picture to the left displays a test specimen which has undergone a ductile failure during tensile load.


Stress-strain curve
Stress-strain curve