Tensile Stress

Stress acting on the cross-sectional area of a body normal to the tension force acting on the body.

Where

σ = Tensile Stress [Nm-2]
P = Axial Force [N]
A0 = Original cross-sectional area [m2]

See also: Bending Stress, Compressive Stress, Maximum Fibre Stress, Neutral Plane, Shear Stress, Stress, Stress-Rupture Test, Tenacity, Tensile Fracture.

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Subjects: Durability Mechanical Engineering