parasaurolophus wrote:Avogadro wrote:parasaurolophus wrote:Hey guys, have you encountered any instances in which you had to calculate creep rate? I am finding some more complex equations that all involve calculus that are above the level usually included in Science Olympiad.
Yes, several times, though generally using given data points. Plot it to find the linear region (secondary creep), and your standard delta y over delta x usually suffices. I have yet to see a scenario involving calculus.
Thank you so much! So do Materials Scientists generally not care about the primary and tertiary creep? Or rather, for Science Olympiad purposes
For Science Olympiad purposes I haven't been too concerned about it. I'm sure it's more important if you're actually an engineer.