Method for determining behaviour of materials under axial stretch loading.
Data from test are used to determine:
- elastic limit
- modulus of elasticity
- proportional limit
- reduction in area
- tensile strength
- yield point
- yield strength
Tensile tests at elevated temperatures provide creep data.
ASTM E8 / E8M - Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
ASTM D638 - Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
ISO 204:2009 - Metallic materials - Uniaxial creep testing in tension - Method of test