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What is the strength of a material?

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Strength of any material is the MAXIMUM stress it can take without failing.

Strength refers to the ability of a structure to resist loads without failure because of excessive stress or deformation.
Typical points of interest when testing a material include: <strong>ultimate tensile strength (UTS) or peak stress; offset yield strength (OYS) which represents a point just beyond the onset of permanent deformation; and the rupture (R) or fracture point where the specimen separates into pieces.
Strength of Materials Lectures Notes

 

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