Tensile Testing

Posted on July 12, 2016

One of the most common testing methods, tensile testing, is used to determine the behavior of a sample while an axial stretching load is applied. These types of tests may be performed under ambient or controlled (heating or cooling) conditions to determine the tensile properties of a material.

Tensile testing is performed on a variety of materials including metals, plastics, elastomers, paper, composites, rubbers, fabrics, adhesives, films, etc.

Tensile testing is commonly used to determine the maximum load (tensile strength) that a material or a product can withstand. Tensile testing may be based on a load value or elongation value.

Common tensile testing results include:
– Maximum Load
– Deflection of Maximum Load
– Work at Maximum Load
– Stiffness
– Load at Break
– Deflection at Break
– Work at Break
– Chord Slope
– Stress
– Strain
– Young’s Modulus

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Tensile Testing