Ultimate Tensile Strength

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ultimate tensile strength 1Ultimate tensile strength, abbreviated as UTS, also called tensile strength or ultimate strength, is the maximum stress a material can resist before it starts to elongate.

 

Ultimate Tensile Strength formula

\(\large{ UTS = \frac{ F }{ A_c } }\)   

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ UTS }\) = ultimate tensile stress \(\large{ \frac{lbf}{in^2} }\) \(\large{ Pa }\)
\(\large{ A_c }\) = area cross-section of material \(\large{ in^2 }\) \(\large{ mm^2 }\)
\(\large{ F }\) = force or maximum load \(\large{ lbf }\) \(\large{ N }\)

 

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