Advanced Structural Analysis/Part I - Theory/Materials/Properties/Elasticity/Tensile Testing

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Tensile Testing[edit]

Young's modulus can be measured by tensile testing of specimens such as the one in the picture below.

Tensile testing.


Equation (1) gives

E = \frac{\Delta \sigma}{\Delta \epsilon} 

Although, the procedure may seem perfectly straight forward at a glimpse, there are certain things that should be noted.