Hi guys, long time lurker, first time poster here. I have a few questions/thoughts that I would love to run by the minds here on the science forums.
I am working on a project that involves very thin wood rings. These are rings for your finger, so as you can imagine they are fairly fragile. My question is a two parter:
How can I test the force required to break the ring? I know the properties of the woods involved, as well as the dimensions. I am testing some methods to make the rings more durable (hopefully) and I want to chart my progress. Any thoughts for how to gauge the durability would be greatly appreciated. (Literally think of it as a wedding band, made of wood, consider the grain of the wood as well)
My second question, what is going to be the best way to reinforce a circle, from the outside, inside, or from within?
My apologies if my questions sound unclear, but I appreciate any thoughts or opinions you are able to offer.