Sep 09 2009

Brittleness

Category: Mechanical Properties of Metalsadmin @ 3:14 am

Brittleness, a mechanical property of metals, is the property of a metals to bend or deform without breaking or shattering the metal.


The opposite of this is ductility which is the ability to deform without breaking or shattering the metal, while a brittle metal would break or crack without a change of shape. Examples of Brittle metals are:

brittleness mechanical properties of metals

  • Cast Iron
  • Cast Aluminum
  • Very Hard Steel
  • etc.


Brittle metals are not suitable for heavy loads, as it could break easily and can cause damages.

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