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Experiment No.

7
TENSILE STRENGTH OF STEEL
Objective(s):
The activity aims to determine the tensile stress of steel according to its size and grade.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs):
The students shall be able to:
 Know how to determine the tensile strength of steel
 Determine the relevance of tensile strength of steel in civil engineering field. .
 Apply the techniques and skills in determining the tensile strength of steel to professional engineering practice
Discussion:

Resources:

 3 - Coarse graded steel (different sizes)


 Cut off machine
 Universal Testing Machine (UTM)
 Measuring tape/ ruler.

Procedure:
1. Cut four pieces (17inches length) into each of the 9mm, 10mm and 12mm diameter steel.
2. With the help of the laboratory technicians, set the UTM in tension.
3. Place the steel in the machine and begin the testing
4. Once the steel is broken, record the results.
5. Repeat test for all the steel samples.
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Data and Results:

STRESS OF STEEL
STRESS (N/mm2)
STEEL AREA LOAD AVERAGE
TRIAL %
DIAMETER (mm2) (kN) LOAD ACTUAL THEORETICAL
DIFFERENCE
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4

DEFORMATION OF STEEL
LENGTH
AVERAGE
∆L
STEEL
DIAMETER
TRIAL ∆L ∆L STRAIN L )
INITIAL FINAL ¿
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
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