Mailport July 2013 Issue

Mailport: July 2013


In the May 2013 issue, the discussion of 316 stainless, in the “Of Megapascals and Ultra-Strong Alloys” sidebar (on page 16), should have read “yield strength” not “tensile strength.”

Olivia Constants, the young 420 sailor who drowned in 2011, was misidentified in the June 2013 editorial.

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I fully agree with PS's response here and use of more logical metric system. The relative numbers are far more important then the units, and psi would be wholly inappropriate. We may have a sense for a few hundred psi, but what is 50,000 psi? And since the US Imperial system does not scale easily, we would be force to use something convoluted like tons per square inch. In American engineering schools, material science is taught with megapascals because it is widely used and of appropriate scale.

Posted by: DAMON L | July 14, 2013 6:59 PM    Report this comment

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