Metals: Forces & Stresses

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Forces & Stresses

Different forces and stresses can cause different effects on materials.

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Metals and forces

  • Metals can withstand different external forces.
    • A variety of forces are applied to metals for aesthetic and functional reasons.
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Examples of forces

  • Torsion - a twisting force applied to both or one end of a material.
  • Shear - forces acting across the material in opposite directions.
  • Tension - pulling force which is outwards.
  • Compression - pushing force which is inwards.
  • Bending - forces at an angle to sheet materials.

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