Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

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Measurement of Material Properties

The material properties of solids are quantified by determining the relationship between stress and strain both during deformation and at the point of breaking.

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Stress and Strain

  • Stress
  • Strain
  • Engineering Strain
  • True Strain

Quantifying Material Properties

  • Extensibility Ratio
  • Young's Modulus
  • Complications

corallines on rocks

Measurement Procedures

  • Strain
  • Stress

Thoughts on Data Analysis


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Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009