Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Breaking Strength

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1567

(Load) n (1) The maximum resultant internal force that resists rupture in a tension test. The expression “breaking strength” is not used for compression tests, bursting tests, or tear resistance tests in textiles. (2) The load (or force) required to break or rupture a specimen in a tensile test made according to a specified standard procedure. () Also see  Ultimate Strength.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA