Ductile and Brittle Materials | Difference Between Ductile and Brittle MaterialSunday, December 5, 2010 6:32
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- Ductile materials will withstand large strains before the specimen ruptures.
- Ductile materials often have relatively small Young’s moduli and ultimate stresses.
- Ductile materials exhibit large strains and yielding before they fail.
- Steel and aluminum usually fall in the class of Ductile Materials
- Brittle materials fracture at much lower strains.
- Brittle materials often have relatively large Young’s moduli and ultimate stresses.
- Brittle materials fail suddenly and without much warning.
- Glass and cast iron fall in the class of Brittle Materials.
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