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Tensile/Compression Testing


How Does It Work?
A tensile or compression specimen (usually with a narrow section in the middle, i.e. “dog bone”) is placed between two grips in a tensile tester. One grip is held stationary while the other is moved away (for tensile) or towards (for compression) the stationary grip. The force required to continue to move the grip and the displacement of the grip is measured until the material fractures or the test reaches a pre-defined limit. The force-displacement data is then converted to stress-strain data through knowledge of the material dimensions.
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