3 How to Measure Important Properties

3.1 The Basic Tensile Test

3.1.1 Breaking Things in Style

3.1.2 Stiff or Hard?

3.1.3 Just For You

3.1.4 A Bit More About Tensile Testing

3.2 Fracture Toughness

3.2.1 A Few Basics about Fracture

3.2.2 The Charpy Impact Test

3.2.3 Fracture and Microcracks

3.3 Hardness

3.3.1 What, Exactly, is Measured by Hardness?

3.3.2 Ways to Measure Hardness

3.3.3 Let's Summarize

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