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Young's Modulus-Uniform Bending



To find  the Young's modulus of the given material bar by uniform bending using pin and microscope method.




Pin  and  Microscope arrangement, Scale ,Vernier calipers, Screw gauge, Weight hanger, Material bar or rod.




Young’s modulus is named after Thomas Young,19th century ,British scientist. In solid mechanics, Young’s modulus is defines as the ratio of the longitudinal  stress over longitudinal strain, in the range of elasticity  the Hook’s law holds (stress is directly proportional to strain). It is a measure of stiffness of elastic material.

If a wire of length L and area of cross-section 'a' be stretched by a force F and if a change (increase) of length 'l' is produced, then



Uniform Bending  Using Pin and Microscope Method


In uniform Bending , the Young’s modulus of the material of the bar is given  by




m - Mass at each end of the bar.

p - Distance between the point of suspension of the mass and nearer knife edge.

g - Acceleration due to gravity.

is the length of the bar between the knife edges.

e - Elevation of the midpoint of the bar for a mass m at each end.

I - Geometrical moment of inertia.

For a bar of rectangular cross section,


Where b is the breadth and d is the thickness of the bar.       

Substituting (2)  in equation (1)




 From graph, can be calculated.



1. Thin film applications.


2.It helps to predict the directional and orientation properties of metals and has application in ceramics.


3. Measurement of soft tissues -early detection, elasticity imaging, etc.


4. It is used to test equipments like ultrasonic transducers, ultrasonic sensors.




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