What is Tensile Testing

Tensile testing is a way of determining how something will react when it is pulled apart – when a force is applied to it in tension.

Tensile testing is one of the simplest and most widely used mechanical tests. By measuring the force required to elongate a specimen to breaking point, material properties can be determined that will allow designers and quality managers to predict how materials and products will behave in their intended applications.

Tensile testing also provides data on the integrity and safety of materials, components and products, helping manufacturers ensure that their finished products are fit-for-purpose and manufactured to the highest quality.

Types of Tensile Testing

Types of tensile testing include:

  • Adhesion/Bond Strength
  • Crimp Joint Pull-off Force
  • Peel
  • Tear Resistant

Applications of Tensile Testing

Tensile testing is used to guarantee the quality of components, materials and finished products within a wide range industries. Typical applications of tensile testing are highlighted in the following sections on:

  •Aerospace IndustryAutomotive Industry •Beverage Industry •Construction Industry

  •Electrical and Electronics Industry •Medical Device Industry  •Packaging Industry •Paper and Board Industry

Pharmaceuticals Industry •Plastics, Rubber and Elastomers Industry •Safety, Health, Fitness and Leisure Industry

Steel Industry •Textiles Industry

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