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Determination of the ultimate tensile strength of common household materials by a loading method

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dc.contributor.author Carter, Ian
dc.contributor.author Moffatt, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T23:50:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T23:50:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42459
dc.description.abstract An experiment was carried out to determine the ultimate tensile strength of four different household materials: extruded polystyrene, porcelain tiles, printer paper, and wood. Tensile strength was evaluated using the method of loading the materials until they catastrophically failed, and then calculating the force applied when the failure occurred and measuring the cross-sectional area of the failure zone. Paper was determined to have the highest ultimate tensile strength, followed in decreasing order by wood, porcelain tiles, and extruded polystyrene. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia. Science One Program. Research Projects 2011-2012 en_US
dc.title Determination of the ultimate tensile strength of common household materials by a loading method en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.description.affiliation Science, Faculty of en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Undergraduate en_US


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