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Olympic Alloys

This Catalyst article looks at metals and alloys which play an important role in construction at the Olympic site, both in sports equipment and in medals. Designers must consider the properties of the materials used to make both sports equipment and buildings. These include strength, density, toughness, ductility and resistance to fatigue. The article considers some of the buildings and sports equipment which have been built specifically for the Olympic Games, explaining how each component has been carefully considered for its special properties.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 22, Issue 4.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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