- Tensile Testing
Building Materials used in the Construction Industry
Young's Modulus and Tensile Testing. Illustrate your essay with
The design of various construction structures such as buildings,
dams, bridges, towers etc. is primarily determined by two major
parameters, namely, the strength of the structure and the stiffness
of the structure.
While Stress is related to the strength of a material, the
Modulus of elasticitydescribes the inherent stiffness of a
A Truss loads its members with both tension and compression. The
members at pinned at its joints (Moment=0). The triangles provide
stability and strength. The top members would be in compression
while the bottom members would be in tension.
Thus the design of the bridge can be improved by incorporating a
truss structure (triangles), designing a 3-D structure, using short
members in compression, using string for tension members, avoiding
overloading joints, strengthening base supports and load point and
maximizing moment of inertia of cross-section.