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Mechanical Testing: a Treatise in Two Volumes

Nature volume 130, page 331 (03 September 1932) | Download Citation



SINCE the first issue, just ten years ago, of the admirable treatise by Messrs. Batson and Hyde on the testing of constructional materials, notable developments have taken place, particularly in regard to the standardisation of methods of testing. The British Standards Institution has issued a number of important specifications, and advantage has been taken of the opportunity afforded by a second edition of the book to incorporate in full measure the Institution's requirements. The chapters on fatigue testing, hardness testing, and testing at high temperatures have been enlarged in order to record the rapid progress made in these branches of work. These and other additions and emendations enhance the value of a work which has already gained a well-merited degree of popularity among students and experts alike.

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