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This is not really a homework problem, more of a 'what-if' scenario but I'm not sure which section to put it in.

For a science project we have been asked to look at material properites and come up with a project (which will have a presentation but that's another story).

I'm looking at tensile testing as we have one at our school and I'd like to use that as I think it will be an interesting project.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

What I'd like to know if possible, is there a generic equation that I can use to predict the failure load of a material?

All the equations I've used require a set force, however tensile testing continually pulls the material (increasing load?) until failure.

2. Relevant equations

Not sure. Shear flow?

3. The attempt at a solution

As I mentioned it is a theoretical project for the time being so I haven't got anything to show.

Thanks for any help

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# Homework Help: Tensile Testing - Material Failure Prediction

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