# Advanced Structural Analysis/Part I - Theory/General Properties of Materials/Measures/Elasticity/Tensile Testing

## Tensile Testing

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. Firstly,... Continue here