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Name: Sie
Status: Student
Grade: 9-12
Location: CA
Country: United States
Date: February 2007

How are bricks tested?

It all depends upon what you are testing for. You could put a brick in a press and crank up the pressure and measure how much pressure is needed before the brick fails. On the other hand, you could grip the ends of a brick and "pull on it" to see how much it will elongate before it ruptures. Or you could clamp one end of the brick and push on the other at right angles to see how much the brick will bend. Any or all of these tests might be important depending upon the intended use of the brick.

Vince Calder

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