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Stiffness Definition

The material shape doesn't change when a force is applied to

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Brittle Definition

The material cracks easily

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Elastic Definition

The material goes back to its original shape when F=0

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Plastic Definition

The material stays deformed when F=0

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Ductile Definition

The material can be pulled in to a longer and thinner shape

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Malleable Definition

The material can be deformed under compression (Ductile can be Malleable but not other way around)

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Hooke's Law definition

An elastic object opposes deformation forces (Forces proportional to extension) within the limit of proportionality

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Hooke's Law Equation

F = -kx k = Spring Constant (kgm-1) x = Extension (m)

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Spring Constant (k) definition

A measure of how to stretch / bend material dependant on object / size / shape

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Tensile Definition

That the material is under tension

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Stress Equation

Force (N) /Area (m^2)

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What does high Strength mean for a material

How much Force a material can support

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What does high toughness mean for a material

How much Force a material can absorb before rupturing

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Stress Definition

A measurement of the force applied over the cross-sectional area of a material

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Strain Equation

Extension (m) / Original Length (m)

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Strain Definition

The ratio of the extension and original length of the sample

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Young's Modulus Definition

The number which represents how easy it is to deform a material (Independent of shape)

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Young's Modulus Equation

F L / A (Change in L) OR Stress / Strain

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Workdone Equation

Force (N) * Extension (m)

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Average Force

Force max /2

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Elastic Strain Energy

1/2*F*Change in L

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Strain Energy Density

E = 1/2*F*(Change in L) And Volume = AL 1/2*(Stress*strain)

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Hardness Definition (Not Absolute Value)

Resistance to indentation or scratching of the material

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Moh's Scale What is it

Scratch test used by geologists 1-10 intervals of 1

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Brinell's Hardness What is it

(Spherical indenter used to compress the material) Has standardised D and F [think stress equation]

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Fracture Energy Equation

Total Energy used to fracture / Area (If it's High material is tough)

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Tensile Strength Equation

Breaking Force / Area (If it's high material is strong)

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Polycrystalline structure definiton

Atoms not lined up correctly (Metal structure)

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Stiffness and elasticity Metal microstructure

Need to pull apart the positive protons from e- seas

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4 faults in the metal

Missing Atoms Small Atom thinks it ion of metal Small Atom just chilling there Large Atom thinking it a metal ion

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Polymer Microstructure

Amphorus- Polymer Chains tangled Crystalline- Polymer chains folded regularly

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Polymer Stiffness

Different rings shape make it difficult and crosslinks stop the chains unfolding

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Polymer Elasticity

Stretching rotates and/or elongates the bonds

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Density

Mass (kg) / Volume (m^3) Water P = 1000kg/m^-3 Air P = 1.2kg/m^-3

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Laminar Fluid

Liquid moved smoothly and adjacent layers within fluid and mix only on a molecular scale

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Turbulent Fluid

Adjacent layers mix and small eddies are produce in the fluid

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Viscosity Definition

Resistance to flow a measure of the resistance to gradual deformation by shear/stress/tensile strength

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Stoke's Law (Viscous Drag)

6*π*r*n*v

n = co-efficient of viscosity

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Terminal Velocity with Stoke's Law (ball)

  • Weight = Upthrust + Drag force 
  • Pf= Fluid Density     Pb=Material Density 

4πr3Pbg/3 = 6πrnv + 4πr3P/3

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Viscosity Tests (3)

  1. Line Spread Test
  2. Bostwick Consistometer (Put fluid in contraption open trap there is a ruler) 
  3. Falling Ball Viscometer (Measures the time taken for ball to fall through transparent liquid)    

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Flowing Fluid

The fluid is sheared as it flows 

  • Faster the fluid flows the higher the shear rates
  • The smaller the gap the higher the shear rate  

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Newtonian Fluid 

Constant viscosity regardless of shear rate

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Non-Newtonian Fluid

Velocity changes with shear rates