Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Structural Engineering

Static tensile loading, abbreviated as $$f_t$$, is the mechanical force applied slowly to an object or assembly.

$$\large{ f_t = \frac{P}{A_c} }$$
Symbol English Metric
$$\large{ f_t }$$  (Greek symbol sigma) = tensile stress $$\large{\frac{lbf}{in^2}}$$  $$\large{Pa}$$
$$\large{ A_c }$$ = area cross-section $$\large{ ft^2}$$ $$\large{ m^2}$$
$$\large{ P }$$ = load $$\large{ lbf }$$ $$\large{N}$$