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Materials, 2nd Edition by David Cebon, Hugh Shercliff, Michael F. Ashby

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Chapter 4 Stiffness and weight: Density and elastic moduli

Chapter contents

  • 4.1 Introduction and synopsis 48
  • 4.2 Density, stress, strain and moduli 48
  • 4.3 The big picture: material property charts 57
  • 4.4 The science: what determines density and stiffness? 59
  • 4.5 Manipulating the modulus and density 70
  • 4.6 Summary and conclusions 73
  • 4.7 Further reading 75
  • 4.8 Exercises 75
  • 4.9 Exploring design with CES 77
  • 4.10 Exploring the science with CES Elements 78

Stress causes strain. If you are human, the ability to cope with stress without undue strain is called resilience. If you are a material, it is called elastic modulus.

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4.1 Introduction and ...

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