Strength

This relates to the maximum force which can be applied to a material without it breaking.

In a material, strength refers to a level of stress at which there is a significant change in the state of the material, e.g., yielding or rupture.

In a structure, strength refers to a level of level of loading which produces a significant change in the state of the structure, e.g., inelastic deformations, buckling, or collapse.

See also: Compressive Strength, Creep Rupture Strength, Creep Strength, Fatigue Strength, Flexural Strength, Knot Strength, Peel Strength, Rupture Strength, Shear Strength, Tensile Strength, Torsional Strength, Ultimate Strength, Wet Strength, Yield Strength, Yield Strength Elongation.

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