Mechanical Properties of Materials

Mechanical Properties Resources

In this section we have grouped together as many resources as we have relating to the mechanical or physical properties of materials and the ways these influence the uses and applications of materials.

The uses of materials are always defined by their useful properties. Mechanical or Physical Properties include:

  • Strength when under tension (Tensile strength)
  • Strength when under compression
  • Hardness
  • Toughness
  • Ductility
  • Malleability
  • Creep
  • Elasticity
  • Plasticity