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Timeout for Tech: Anthropomorphic Materials Characteristics – Stress, Strain, Strength, Fatigue, Toughness

Written by Gary T. Fry, Vice President, Fry Technical Services, Inc.; Railway Age Contributing Editor
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Figure 1. From “The Spirit of Transportation,” an 1895 bas-relief by Karl Bitters displayed in Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. In engineering, it is common to use terms associated with the human experience to describe characteristics of materials—stress, strain, strength, fatigue and toughness. (Courtesy of Gary T. Fry.)

RAILWAY AGE, MARCH 2023 ISSUE: Welcome to “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.” Each month, we examine a technology topic that professionals in the railway industry have asked to learn more about. This month, our subject is properties of engineering materials.

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