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Pendulum rod materials

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Over time, several different materials have been used for the pendulum rod such as steel, wood, and invar. The best material is quartz because of its proven stability and low thermal expansion. Steel ... More


Anisotropic Unidirectional Fiber Composites Failure

Richard M. Christensen

in The Theory of Materials Failure

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199662111
eISBN:
9780191748387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662111.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In the first major departure from the condition of isotropic materials, anisotropic fiber composite materials are brought into consideration. Aligned–fiber composite materials are taken as being ... More


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