Monotonic and Cyclic Material Testing
Materials tests are often classified as monotonic or cyclic. Both kinds of tests are used to characterize the mechanical properties of metals, composites and many other materials, as well as components made from these materials. Tension and compression are examples of monotonic tests. In these tests, an increasing load (positive or negative) is applied to the specimen to identify its yield strength, ultimate strength and other properties. Cyclic tests apply oscillating loads, often until specimen failure, using load schemes that may involve either cyclical tension, compression or a combination of the two.
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