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If the fractured testpiece is reassembled, the final length (lf) and final cross-section (Af) of the gauge length may be measured and the ductility expressed either as the engineering strain at fracture: ef = (lf – lo)/lo, or the reduction is cross-section at fracture, RA, where: RA = (Ao – Af)/Ao These quantities are usually expressed as percentages. Because much of the plastic deformation will be concentrated in the necked region of the gauge length, the value of ef will depend on the magnitude of the gauge length – the smaller the gauge length the greater the contribution to ef from the neck itself.
The plate material thus has to be supplied with extra strength to compensate for this apparent loss in yield strength. 3 illustrates the form of a typical load–elongation curve for a ductile metal: after the initial elastic region, the gauge length of the specimen becomes plastic so that, if the load is reduced to zero, the specimen will remain permanently deformed. e. the material work hardens. The volume of the specimen remains constant during plastic deformation, so as the gauge length elongates its cross-sectional area is progressively reduced.
These substitutions make the monomer molecule asymmetrical so the polymer chain now can be formed in several ways: (i) An isotactic linear polymer has all of the side group on the same side of the chain (Fig. 23(a)). (ii) A syndiotactic linear polymer has the side group alternating regularly on either side of the chain (Fig. 23(b)). (iii) If the side groups alternate randomly, it is termed an atactic polymer (Fig. 23(c)). 23 Schematic representation of the arrangement of side groups in linear polymers with carbon chain C—C: (a) isotactic, (b) syndiotactic and (c) atactic.
Materials for engineering, by John Martin