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Tensile testing, also known as tension testing is a fundamental materials science test in which a sample is subjected to uniaxial tension until failure. The results from the test are commonly used to select a material for an application, material identification, quality control, material certification and to predict how a material will react under other types of forces.
The test process involves placing the test specimen in the mechanical testing machine and applying tension to it until it fractures. During the application of tension, the elongation of the gauge section is recorded against the applied force. The data is manipulated so that it is not specific to the geometry of the test sample. The elongation measurement is used to calculate the engineering strain.
Other data that is obtainable from the tensile test include yield stress, reduction of area after fracture and elongation.
VTS can perform tensile testing from as high as 100 tons and read accurately to as low as 1 gram-force.
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