The testing laboratories at ITS provides conditions which expose the resistance of materials to static and slowly applied force. The testing process is performed on the material at a constant pull rate until the material yields and ultimately ruptures.
Industry-leading tensile tests are performed on a range of metallic and polymer materials.
What is a Tensile Test?
Tensile tests provide a wealth of data on material behavior and properties. Also known as a tension test, this type of test applies a pulling force to a material and measures how strong that material is and how much it can elongate.
While the point of break or failure is important, this test also measures important properties such as modulus of elasticity, yield strength, and strain.
Today’s technological demands require tensile testing to be performed using precision instrumentation and within a range of environmental settings. ITS has over 30 digitally controlled servo-hydraulic test frames with the capability to perform tensile testing over wide a range of temperatures in air or inert gas environments.
Our frames are outfitted with state-of-the-art fixturing and data-acquisition system.
Tensile Test Procedure
Utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation allows ITS to report the maximum elongation, strength, as well as the reduced area of the tested material.
The following properties can be determined:
- Young’s Modulus: The measurement of the ability of a material to withstand changes in length while under tension or compression.
- Yield Strength: The stress a material can withstand without permanent deformation.
- Elongation: The amount of extension an object or material under tension or stress can withstand.
These properties determine the appropriate material for the specific applications and strain-hardening characteristics.
The yield strength is the amount of stress where an amount of deformation occurs, while the elongation describes the extent to which the material stretches before a facture occurs.
The result of the material elongation is measured by an extensometer or strain gauge. The stress obtained the highest level of applied force results in the tensile strength of the material.
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