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Tensile Testing

Tensile test is a test to detect a series of characteristics of materials under tensile load of material testing machine. This process is also known as a tensile strength test or tension test. It is one of the most common test methods in material mechanical property testing. It is mainly used to detect whether the material meets the prescribed standards and to study the performance of the material. The types of experiments include indoor tensile testing, high temperature tensile testing, low temperature tensile testing, etc. The high temperature tensile test can understand the failure of the material at high temperature; the low temperature tensile test can not only determine the strength and plasticity index of the material at low temperature, but also can be used to evaluate the brittleness of the material at low temperature. T, C&A Lab performs the tensile test in accordance with industry standards and specifications, including ASTM and ISO tensile test methods. Our tensile testing capabilities include, but are not limited to metals, plastics, elastomers, paper, composites, rubbers, fabrics, adhesives, films.

The parameters provided by our test report include but are not limited to:

  • Elastic limit

  • Elongation (∆L)

  • Elasticity modulus

  • Tensile modulus

  • Proportional limit

  • Shrinkage of area

  • Tensile strength

  • Yield point

  • Yield strength

  • Ductility

Standards we test to

ASTM E8Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
ASTM E21Standard Test Methods for Elevated Temperature Tension Tests of Metallic Materials
ASTM B557Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
ASTM D412Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers—Tension
ASTM D638Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
ASTM D882Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
ASTM D897Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Adhesive Bonds
ASTM D2343Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Glass Fiber Strands, Yarns, and Rovings Used in Reinforced Plastics
ISO 6892Metallic Materials — Tensile Testing
ISO 15579Metallic Materials — Tensile Testing at Low Temperature
ISO 527Plastics — Determination of Tensile Properties
EN 2002-1Metallic Materials Test Methods Part 1: Tensile Testing at Ambient Temperature
EN 10002-1Tensile Testing of Metallic Materials. Method of Test at Ambient Temperature

In addition, the experts in our Tensile Testing Laboratory also provide a variety of custom tests as you need. Let's discuss the customized service with our experts for free.

T, C&A Lab can help you

The material strength and plastic properties data obtained by the tensile test have very important application value and reference value for the following content, and some are directly based on the results of the tensile test.

  • Design and material selection

  • Development of new materials

  • Purchase and acceptance of materials

  • Product quality control

  • Safety and evaluation of equipment

Instruments and data

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  3. Spiegelberg S . Characterization of Physical, Chemical, and Mechanical Properties of UHMWPE[J]. UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook (Second Edition), 2009:355-368.

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