Characterization of Materials

  • Joon Bu Park


If a material is undergoing a mechanical deformation, the force per unit area is defined as a stress, which is usually expressed in newtons per square meter (pascal, Pa):
$$ stress\;\left( \sigma \right) = \frac{{force}} {{cross - \sec tional\;area}}\left[ {\frac{N} {{{m^2}}}} \right] $$


Contact Angle Neutral Axis Maxwell Model Section Modulus Volumetric Thermal Expansion Coefficient 
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Further Reading

  1. A. H. Cottrell, The Mechanical Properties of Matter, chapters 4 and 8, J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1964.Google Scholar
  2. H. W. Hayden, W. G. Moffatt, and J. Wulff, The Structure and Properties of Materials, vol. III, chapters 1 and 2, J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1965.Google Scholar
  3. F. A. McClintock and A. S. Argon (eds.), Mechanical Behavior of Materials, chapters 1 and 2, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1966.Google Scholar
  4. S. P. Timoshenko and D. H. Young, Elements of Strength of Materials, D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., Princeton, N.J., 1962.Google Scholar
  5. L. H. Van Vlack, Elements of Materials Science, 3rd ed., chapter 1, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1975.Google Scholar
  6. L. H. Van Vlack, Materials Science for Engineers, chapters 1–5, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1970.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joon Bu Park
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  1. 1.Clemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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