School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Mm-1 Strength of Materials

Published: Tuesday 21 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 24 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate the concepts of stress, strain, Poisson's ratio and the strength of a material.

Apparatus

See Diagram.

Diagrams

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Strength of Material Diagram 2

Strength of Materials Diagram 1

Description

Three bars are available for demonstrating the concepts of the strength of materials, Poisson's ratio, breaking strength etc. All bars were originally the same length.

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