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How to measure breaking points of different materials?

  1. Feb 11, 2013 #1
    Hello,
    I'm working on a design for an architectural structure, and I am choosing the material for the design. Are there any resources that will tell me the breaking point for like "1-inch" of material X. I need something that can support the weight of a car.
    Thanks!
    Carpetfizz
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2013 #2

    SteamKing

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    It's a little more complicated than that.

    I would suggest that you have your ideas reviewed by a structural engineer.
     
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