
Definition of Tensile strength
1. Noun. The strength of material expressed as the greatest longitudinal stress it can bear without tearing apart.
Definition of Tensile strength
1. Noun. The resistance of a material to longitudinal stress (tension); a measure of the force required to pull it apart ¹
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Medical Definition of Tensile strength
1. The maximum stress a material subjected to a stretching load can withstand without tearing. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tensile Strength
Literary usage of Tensile strength
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"tensile strength of Concrete.—Satisfactory tensile tests of concrete are ...
The tensile strength varies from about y\ o to J^2 of the compressive strength. ..."
2. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture and Properties by Adelbert Philo Mills (1922)
"The tensile strength of cement is in itself of very little importance, ...
The significance of tensile strength as revealed by laboratory tests is therefore ..."
3. Clays: Their Occurrence, Properties, and Uses, with Especial Reference to by Heinrich Ries (1906)
"tensile strength Definition.—The tensile strength of a clay is the resistance which
... Although it was formerly believed by many that tensile strength and ..."
4. Clays: Their Occurrence, Properties, and Uses, with Especial Reference to by Heinrich Ries (1908)
"tensile strength Definition.—The tensile strength of a clay is the resistance
... The tensile strength is an important property, and has a practical bearing ..."
5. Principles of Reinforced Concrete Construction by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, Edward Rose Maurer (1907)
"tensile strength. 1:2:4 3000 Ibs/in2 180 lbs/in2 1:3:6 1800 " 115 " Tests by
Professor WK Hatt f gave the following results,: Kind of Concrete. ..."
6. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson, René Feret, William Barnard Fuller, Frank Pape McKibben, Spencer Baird Newberry (1916)
"The following table gives results for medium consistencies. tensile strength of
Concrete* * Tests at Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the ..."