Tensile and Tension Testing by Sterling Perfomance

A simple tensile test, or tension test, is done by pulling on something to determine how the material reacts to forces being applied in tension. As the material is pulled, you determine the material’s tensile strength and how much it will elongate.

Other properties of Materials Testing related to tensile testing can include; Compression, Fatigue, Flexure, Hardness, Impact, Spring, Tension, Torsion.

Tensile Strength:
During testing, Tensile Strength is the stress at which a material breaks or permanently deforms. It is dependent on the preparation of the specimen and the temperature of the test environment and material.

Why Perform a Tensile Test or Tension Test?
You can learn a lot about a material from tensile testing and…


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