Tensile and Compressive Stress and Strain Equations


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How are stress and strain related to each other?

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1. The general equation for strain is change in length divided by the original length of the object. Two of the most common types of stress and strain are tensile and compressive stress and strain. If we were to create two separate equations for tensile and compressive stress, what would the difference between them be?

2. When we divide stress by strain we get a measure of the stiffness of a material. What do we call this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess what you know about tensile and compressive stress and strain equations. Make certain that you know how these concepts interact with one another as you complete these questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information that you will be tested on by taking this quiz includes:

  • How stress and strain relate
  • Equations that deal with strain
  • Hooke's law

Skills Practiced

Opportunities to practice the following skills await you within this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on tensile and compressive stress and strain equations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the stiffness of a material
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a stress-strain curve

Additional Learning

Add your time and the lesson that accompanies this quiz, entitled Tensile and Compressive Stress and Strain Equations, together and you will get a better understanding of this subject. This lesson includes information regarding:

  • Force problems
  • Differences between pressure and stress
  • Uses of a stress vs. strain graph