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Simone Tanzi, 26 years old, mechanical engineer.
Alright, I have a question: I am new in wood engineering, and I wanted to ask you about MOR. I know its definition, and the experimental procedure to obtain it, but I am still wondering how it can be useful to me. Regardless the study I am performing (FEA of a wooden cooking spatula), I wanted to know if MOR can be used as a stress limit or if it is just a reference for a quick comparison between materials.
Because, although many report that MOR is often similar to tensile strength, they are generally different, and they actually exist as two different definitions, so they must differ, conceptually; the case I am studying is basically a flexural problem, so I have been comparing the Von Mises equivalent stress with the tensile and compressive limits on the compressed and tense sides of the plies, that is with the compressive limit, since it is always lower.
So, how do I use MOR?