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State what is meant by the compressive strength of a material

  1. Apr 10, 2009 #1
    1. State what is meant by the compressive strength of a material


    3. The answer given in the mark scheme says - (compressive) stress/F/A/pressure AND to
    break/yield/shatter

    does anyone know what the answer to this question is? i don't really understand! thanks.
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2009 #2

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    "Strength" usually means the amount of stress a material can withstand before something undesirable (like yield or fracture) occurs. Stress is measured in the same units as pressure, or force per unit area. Does this answer your question?
     
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