tensile strength

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ten·sile strength

the maximum tensile stress or load that a material is capable of sustaining; usually expressed in pounds per square inch.
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tensile strength

(ten′sĭl) [L. tensilis, stretched, tense]
The resistance of a structure to stretching or tearing along its longest axis.
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The variation of the tensile force during tension under prescribed displacement is presented in Fig.
Compared with aluminum alloy LY12M, the ultimate tensile force of the joint with the aluminum alloy LY12CZ material reaches 112142 N and increases by 23%.
(2) Equation (5) was used to find the mean cable tensile force [T.sub.mean].
The fasteners that have an initial compressive force are always in compression with and without train loading, while fasteners that have an initial tensile force experience both compressive and tensile forces and are likely to have lower service lives than those that are subjected to compressive forces alone.
As shown in Figure 13, the tensile forces of bolts A, B, and F increase rapidly from 0 ms and drop to zero immediately after reaching each maximum value at each failure time (see Table 4), but the maximum tensile force of bolt A is significantly larger than that of bolts B and F.
The results of this study suggest that the maximum tensile force and bending moment of nails are adapted with the observed failure level in the wall.
where [R'.sub.y] = flexural tensile force resultant at first yield of the extreme steel and [R.sub.y] = flexural tensile force resultant when either [[epsilon].sub.s] = 0.015 or [[epsilon].sub.c] = 0.0038 is first reached.
Second, the tensile force upon the posterior annular fibers is removed, so that it is no longer pulled taut.
Pressure on the sensors triggers the execution of an algorithm by a microcontroller that determines the optimal amount of augmenting tensile force.
However, the demands on the material are also higher: In this application, the entire ear has to withstand a higher tensile force of 25 to 30 Newton.