Posted by **Nick** on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 6:50am.

i have initial and final gauge length and diameter and also have max load. Now i have to draw stress strain diagram. I know how to draw tht graph but i a not provided with failure load or yield load so i am not sure how to graph. We had performed experiment and data was given by lecturer which had only one load data that is max load, no other points. Appreciate any help. Thanx in advance

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**drwls**, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 7:32am
Stress equals load divided by cross sectional area of test sample.

Strain equals [(Final length)-(Initial Lelngth)]/(Initial Length)

Since you have only one data point, all you can plot is the stress (y axis) and strain (x axis) corresponding to breakage or yielding.

At loads less than the failure load, there should have been a linear relationship between stress and strain, with a slope equal to Young's modulus for the material. However, you say that you have no data points in this regime.

Reading this article may help you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress%E2%80%93strain_curve

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**Nick**, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 8:11am
Thnx drwl but i knw the fomulas but i dnt knw hw to plot a graph wen juz max load is given.

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**drwls**, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 9:28am
You can plot one point. That is all. If you were not told how much the sample stretched, you cannot even plot that.

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