- Created by: Victoria McClements
- Created on: 06-12-18 10:13
Physical properties- How a material reacts to a non-mechanical force eg Density
Mechanical properties- How a material reacts to a mechanical force such as strenth or durability or brittlesness.
Mechanical Properties and Physical Properties
- Thermal Conductivity
- Ellectrical Conductivity
Density- The amount of mass in an object per unti of space occupied by the matter (volume)
Electrical Conductivity- The movement of electicity through a piece of material.
Thermal Conductivity- The movement of heat through a material.
Strength- The ability of a material to withstand force without it breaking or cracking.
Plasticity- The ability of a material to permanently change shape as a result of forces applied to it without it breaking or cracking.
Toughness- The ability to withstand sudden shocks or blows to the material.
Brittleness- The opposite to plasticity
Hardness- The ability to resist indentation, denting or being scratched.
Elasticity- A material's ability to flex, bend or be deformed before returning to its original state.
Durability- A material's ability to withstand weathering and deterioration.