what is tensile strength?

Asked by  | 16th Jun, 2008, 08:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Tensile strength σUTS, or SU measures the stress applied (to something such as rope, wire, or a structural beam) at the point when it fails. It is an intensive property of the material, which not only depends on the type of material but also the preparation of the specimen and the temperature of the test. In other words, the amount of force the material can withstand when being stretched. (Picture tug-of-war, the amount of force required to break the rope would be it's tensile strength)

Answered by  | 21st Jun, 2008, 03:02: PM

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