Advanced Structural Analysis/Part I - Theory/General Properties of Materials/Measures

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  1. Introduction
  2. Elasticity
  3. Plasticity
  4. Ductility
  5. Hardness
  6. Resilience


This section covers both qualitative and quantifiable physical properties of solids.

A viable knowledge of mechanical engineering rests on a basic understanding of engineering materials; and the behavior of such materials is the empirical foundation upon which the entire science of solid mechanics is built. Although this is the very beginning, a basin of information is presented that facilitate powerful and sophisticated reasoning by even the simplest means.