I have an object that weighs approximately 10 grams = 0.022 pounds. I know it can hold at least 45.1 pounds without breaking. It's a cube-like object so I placed many books on top of it and weighed the books.
I want to compare the strength of the object to steel to see how strong the object is.
How do I calculate the strength to weight ratio of this object?
I think it can hold 2,050 times its weight based on 45.1/.022=2,050.
I read that megapascal's (MPa) are used to assess how much force an object can withstand.
A megapascal (MPa) is a metric pressure unit, mostly used in hydraulic systems that gauge high pressure ratings, that equals 1,000,000 newtons per square meter (which is a pascal). 1 MPa is equal to 10 Bar.