How to Calculate and Solve for Flexural Strength for Rectangular Cross-section in Defects | Ceramics

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To compute for flexural strength for rectangular cross-section in defect, four essential parameters are needed and these parameters are Load at fracture (Ff), Length of the cross-section (b), Width of the cross-section (d) and Distance between support points (L).

The formula for calculating flexural strength for rectangular cross-section in defects:

σfs = 3FfL / 2bd²

Where:

σfs = Flexural Strength
Ff = Load at Fracture
L = Distance between Support Points
b = Length of Cross-section
d = Width of Cross-section

Let’s solve an example;
Find the flexural strength when the load at fracture is 10, the length of cross-section is 7, width of cross-section is 9 and the distance between support points is 21.

This implies that;

Ff = Load at Fracture = 10
L = Distance between Support Points = 21
b = Length of Cross-section = 7
d = Width of Cross-section = 9

σfs = 3FfL / 2bd²
σfr = 3(10)(21) / 2(7)(9)²
σfr = (630) / 2(7)(81)
σfr = (630) / (1134)
σfr = 0.55

Therefore, the flexural strength for rectangular cross-section in defect is 0.55 Pa.

Calculating the Distance Between Support Points when the Flexural Strength for Rectangular Cross-Section in Defects, Load at Fracture, length of the cross-section and width of cross-section is Given.

L = σfs x 2bd2 / 3Ff

Where;

L = Distance between Support Points
σfs = Flexural Strength
Ff = Load at Fracture
b = Length of Cross-section
d = Width of Cross-section

Let’s solve an example;
Find the distance between support points when the flexural strength is 20, the load at fracture is 12, the length of cross-section is 7 and the width of cross-section is 9.

This implies that;

σfs = Flexural Strength = 20
Ff = Load at Fracture = 12
b = Length of Cross-section = 7
d = Width of Cross-section = 9

L = σfs x 2bd2 / 3Ff
L = 20 x 2 x 7 x 92 / 3 x 12
L = 280 x 81 / 36
L = 22680 / 36
L = 630

Therefore, the distance between support points is 630.

Calculating the Load at Fracture when the Flexural Strength for Rectangular Cross-Section in Defects, Distance Between Support Points, Length of Cross-section and Width of Cross-section is Given.

Ff = σfs x 2bd2 / 3L

Where;

Ff = Load at Fracture
σfs = Flexural Strength
L = Distance between Support Points
b = Length of Cross-section
d = Width of Cross-section

Let’s solve an example;
Find the load at fracture when the flexural strength is 40, the distance between support points is 22, the length of cross-section is 15 and the width of cross-section is 12.

This implies that;

σfs = Flexural Strength = 40
L = Distance between Support Points = 22
b = Length of Cross-section = 15
d = Width of Cross-section = 12

Ff = σfs x 2bd2 / 3L
Ff = 40 x 2 x 15 x 122 / 3 x 22
Ff = 1200 x 144 / 66
Ff = 172800 / 66
Ff = 2618.1

Therefore, the load at fracture is 2618.1.

Calculating the Length of Cross-Section when the Flexural Strength for Rectangular Cross-Section in Defects, Distance Between Support Points, Load at Fracture and Width of Cross-section is Given.

b = 3Ff / σfs x 1 / 2d2

Where;

b = Length of Cross-section
σfs = Flexural Strength
Ff = Load at Fracture
L = Distance between Support Points
d = Width of Cross-section

Let’s solve an example;
Find the lenght of cross-section when the flexural strength is 24, the load at fracture is 10, the distance between support points is 8 and the width of cross-section is 3.

This implies that;

σfs = Flexural Strength = 24
Ff = Load at Fracture = 10
L = Distance between Support Points = 8
d = Width of Cross-section = 3

b = 3Ff / σfs x 1 / 2d2
b = 3 x 10 / 24 x 1 / 2 x 32
b = 30 / 24 x 1 / 2 x 9
b = 1.25 x 1 / 18
b = 1.25 x 0.05
b = 0.0625

Therefore, the length of cross-section is 0.0625.

Calculating the Width of Cross-Section when the Flexural Strength for Rectangular Cross-Section in Defects, Distance Between Support Points, Load at Fracture and Length of Cross-Section is Given.

d = √(3Ff / σfs x 1 / 2b)

Where;

d = Width of Cross-section
σfs = Flexural Strength
Ff = Load at Fracture
L = Distance between Support Points
b = Length of Cross-section

Let’s solve an example;
Find the width of cross-section when the flexural strength is 14, load at fracture is 6, distance between support points is 4 and length of cross-section is 2.

This implies that;

σfs = Flexural Strength = 14
Ff = Load at Fracture = 6
L = Distance between Support Points = 4
b = Length of Cross-section = 2

d = √(3Ff / σfs x 1 / 2b)
d = √(3 x 6 / 14 x 1 / 2 x 2)
d = √(18 / 14 x 1 / 4)
d = √(1.28 x 0.25)
d = √(0.32)
d = 0.56

Therefore, the width of cross-section is 0.56.

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Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the Load at fracture (Ff) is 10, Length of the cross-section (b) is 7, Width of the cross-section (d) is 9 and Distance between support points (L) is 21.

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