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Tensile Test of Aluminum 2024-T351 and Steel 1018 Cold Rolled

Objective: To perform a standard tensile test for aluminum 2024-T351 and Steel 1018 cold rolled (as
discussed on pages 50-56 of the text). For Aluminum, report the 1) Tensile Strength, 2) Modulus of Elasticity,
3) Yield Strength, and 4) % Elongation. For steel report the 1) Tensile Strength and 2) % Elongation. Compare
the results to: MET history, and Published (from the web).
Note: The parts furnished are ASTM standard tensile specimens machined from round bar.
Procedure for steel and aluminum
1. Measure and record the diameter of the specimen 5 times.
2. Punch (lightly) the specimen with a 2" gauge length.
3. Record the readability and range for the caliper and extensometer.

Data Sheet for Tensile Test


Collectors Names_______________________________________________________________ Date .
Diameter
Al Diameter (in) Steel Diameter (in) Caliper Readability ____________(in) Range _______________(in)
1
Extensometer Readability __________(in) Range _____________(in)
2

3 Stamped gage length (die-point to die-point) ________________(in)


4 Extensometer gage length (knife-edge to knife-edge) ___________(in)
5

Aluminum Steel
Maximum Load (lb) Final length (in) Maximum Load (lb) Final length (in)

Aluminum Aluminum (cont)


Force (lb) Elongation (in) Force (lb) Elongation (in)
2000 9500

2500 10000

3000 10500

3500 11000

4000 11200

4500 11400

5000 11600

5500 11800

6000 12000

6500 12200

7000 12400

7500 12600

8000 12800

8500 13000

9000 13200