The end of the flexural modulus
Parallel to the Young-modulus the flexural modulus is still in use for mechanical design. This paper shows in two steps the flexural modulus being obsolete. First a historical view explains the necessity of the flexural modulus as no reasonable tensile strength machines were available to measure the Young-modulus. The next step shows with actual measured values both moduli being very comparable. The aim of the paper is to sharpen the sense on necessity and use of specific values especial for the mechanical design.
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