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Tensile strength   /tˈɛnsəl strɛŋkθ/   Listen
Tensile strength

The strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing apart.

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"Tensile strength" Quotes from Famous Books

... heat was a failure. Very little vanadium remained in the steel. I had them try again, and the second time the steel came through. Until then we had been forced to be satisfied with steel running between 60,000 and 70,000 pounds tensile strength. With vanadium, the strength went ...
— My Life and Work • Henry Ford

... fifteen similar sections, each 6-2/3 ft. long and built up in in-and-out courses. The first three sections, those nearest the concrete head, are of -in. boiler-plate steel, the remaining twelve sections are of 3/8-in. boiler-plate steel, and have a tensile strength of, at least, 55,000 lb. per sq. in. Each section has one release pressure door, centrally placed on top, equipped with a rubber bumper to prevent its destruction when opened quickly. In use, this door may be either closed and unfastened, closed and fastened by stud-bolts, or left open. ...
— Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXX, Dec. 1910 • Herbert M. Wilson

... the arch as a method of construction with stone or brick—both of them materials aptly fitted for resistance under pressure, but of comparatively no tensile strength—enabled the Romans to surpass all nations that had preceded them in the course of history in building bridges. The bridge across the Danube, erected by Apollodorus, the architect of Trajan's Column, was the largest bridge built by the Romans. It was more than three ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, - No. 22, January, 1873 • Various

... the piston might be better explained by the viscosity of the water, than to assume that a considerable part of the plunger is not in contact with it. The water, being divided by fine sand into very thin films, has a tensile strength which is capable of resisting the pressure for ...
— Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth • J. C. Meem

Words linked to "Tensile strength" :   enduringness, lastingness, durability, strength

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