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Class Exercise

The following data were recorded during the tensile test of a 14-mm-diameter mild steel rod.
The gage length was 50 mm.
Load (N)
0
6 310
12 600
18 800
25 100
31 300
37 900
40 100
41 600

Elongation (mm)
0
0.010
0.020
0.030
0.040
0.050
0.060
0.163
0.433

Load (N)
46 200
52 400
58 500
68 000
59 000
67 800
65 000
65 500

Elongation (mm)
1.25
2.50
4.50
7.50
12.5
15.5
20.0
Fracture

Plot the stress-strain diagram and determine the following mechanical properties: (a)
proportional limits; (b) modulus of elasticity; (c) yield point; (d) ultimate strength; and (e)
rupture strength.