Reduction of Area

Reduction of area is a plastic deformation caused by tensile forces. If a work piece is pulled lengthwise, the material becomes thinner and thinner at a certain section. This tapering is called reduction of area. If the workpiece is stretched further and further, it tears at this taper.

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Material properties

See also

Elasticity

Elasticity is a material property that provides information about the ability of materials to withstand stress.

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Forgeability

The forgeability of steel depends on the carbon content but also on various alloying elements.

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Hardness

The hardness defines the mechanical resistance that the material is able to withstand mechanical impact of other materials.

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