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Tensile testing

Tensile Testing of Steels is a destructive test process that provides information about the tensile strength, yield strength and ductility of the material. Hámor Lab. performs the tensile test in accordance with industry standards and specifications, including ASTM and EN ISO tensile test methods. This process is also known as a tensile strength test or tension test.

Material strength testing, using the tensile or tension test method, involves applying an ever-increasing load to a test sample up to the point of failure. The process creates a stress/strain curve showing how the material reacts throughout the tensile test. The data generated during tensile testing is used to determine mechanical properties of materials and provides the following quantitative measurements:

  • Tensile strength, also known as Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS), is the maximum tensile stress carried by the specimen, defined as the maximum load divided by the original cross-sectional area of the test sample.

  • Yield strength is the stress at which time permanent (plastic) deformation or yielding is observed to begin.

  • Ductility measurements are typically elongation, defined as the strain at, or after, the point of fracture, and reduction of area after the fracture of the test sample.

The test sample is securely held by top and bottom grips attached to the tensile or universal testing machine. During the tension test, the grips are moved apart at a constant rate to pull and stretch the specimen. The force on the specimen and its displacement is continuously monitored and plotted on a stress-strain curve until failure.​

Summary of Capabilities:

  • Tensile testing machine : MFL UHP 400kN

  • Equipment capacity : to 400kN

  • Room and Elevated temperature testing

  • Professional DOLI software

  • Materials : Forged ,Steels, etc

  • Specimen Preparation: round tensile specimens

Laboratory offers you these services:

  • Tensile testing according to EN, ISO and ASTM standard

  • Tensile testing at elevated temperature according to EN, IS and ASTM standards (up to 1000 celsius)

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