Interactive Resource icon  Methods of Measuring Ductility

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Description: Ductility is strictly defined as the ability of a material to be drawn into a wire. More generally, it is used to refer to the amount of plastic deformation a material can endure before failure. This animation presents two methods of measuring ductility.
Keywords: ductility • test
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Ductility
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Mechanical testing
Created by: Hugh Shercliff, University of Cambridge
Joseph Robson, Manchester Materials Science Centre
MATTER, The University of Liverpool
Contributions: John Humphreys, Manchester Materials Science Centre
Christian Leppin, Alcan Fabrication Europe
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 03 August 2005
Date added: 09 June 2010
Resource ID: 2832