Tension Strength

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tension strength 1Tensile strength, also called tension strength, is a material property that measures its ability to withstand a pulling or stretching force without breaking or deforming permanently.  It is a property used to evaluate the strength and durability of various materials, such as metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites.  It represents the maximum axial or longitudinal stress that a material can withstand before it fails under tension.

Ordinarily the term is used to denote the force required to stretch a material to rupture.  It is also sometimes called "breaking point", "breaking stress", "ultimate tensile strength".

When a material is subjected to a tensile force, it experiences elongation, and if the force is sufficient, it will eventually fracture.  The tensile strength is the maximum stress point on the stress-strain curve for the material.  The stress-strain curve describes the relationship between the applied stress (force per unit area) and the resulting strain (percentage change in length).

In engineering and materials science, knowing the tensile strength of a material is essential for designing and manufacturing various products, structures, and components, as it helps ensure that they can withstand the forces and stresses they will encounter during use.  Different materials have different tensile strengths, and these properties play a crucial role in selecting appropriate materials for specific applications.

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