Compare Stress-strain curves of Brittle material, ductile material & Elastomers

In this post, we will see and briefly compare the Stress-strain curves of Brittle material, ductile material & Elastomers.

figure 1: Stress-strain curves of Brittle material, ductile material & Elastomers
figure 1: Stress-strain curves of Brittle material, ductile material & Elastomers – comparison

Stress-strain curve of Brittle material: The plastic region between E and C is small for brittle material and it will break soon after the elastic limit is crossed. (example: glass)

Stress-strain curve of ductile material: The materials of this type have a good plastic range and such materials can be easily changed into different shapes and can be drawn into thin wires. (example: copper)

Stress-strain curve of Elastomers: For elastomers, the strain produced is much larger than the stress applied.
Such materials have no plastic range and the breaking point lies very close to the elastic limit. Example: rubber.

Compare Stress-strain curves of Brittle material, ductile material & Elastomers
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