Tensile Strength of Metals: When and Why It Matters


Tensile strength, also known as breaking strength, is a measure of how much stress a material can withstand before it breaks. It is necessary to understand how your unique project is affected by the strength of your materials. Here are some things to consider when choosing between aluminum and other metals. This article will cover: What is tensile strength? How is tensile strength measured? Yield strength Ultimate strength Breaking strength Why is tensile testing important? What Is Tensile Strength? To briefly reiterate, tensile strength is the measure of a material's resistance to breakage. It is one of many characteristics used to determine whether [...]