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An integral aspect of designing and material selection is the use of mechanical properties derived from various mechanical testing. This article introduces the basic concepts of mechanical design and its relation with the properties derived from various mechanical testings, namely, tensile, compressive, hardness, torsion and bend, shear load, shock, and fatigue and creep testings. It describes the design criteria for combined properties derived from each of the mechanical testing. The article concludes with a discussion on the effect of environment on the mechanical properties.

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Howard A. Kuhn, 2000. "Overview of Mechanical Properties and Testing for Design", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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