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Mechanical test

Tensile test

Here a sample is subjected to a controlled tension until it fails. Properties that are directly measured via a tensile test are yield/ultimate tensile strength, maximum elongation (ductility), modulus and reduction in area.

Charpy impact

Is a measure of the toughness of a material and involves measuring the energy required to fracture a ā€˜Vā€™ notched specimen at a particular temperature, which can be as low as -50oC.


This is an indirect, somewhat qualitative, measure of the strength of a material. It is obtained by depressing a known shape (usually a ball) at a given load into the material and evaluating the resulting deformation.

Fracture Toughness

This is one of the most important properties of any material for many design applications and describes the ability of a material containing a crack to resist fracture.

Cyclic Fatigue

Is the weakening of a material caused by repeatedly applied loads. It is the progressive and localised structural damage that occurs when a material is subjected to a cyclic load.

Stress Rupture

A sudden and complete failure of a component when held at a constant temperature and at a definite constant load in a given environment for a given period of time.

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