Difference between revisions of "Elongation"

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The increase in length of a specimen when a tensile load is applied. Elongation is calculated as the measurement of the specimens increased length divided by its original length then expressed as a percentage. Elongation is usually measured as the maximum extension; this occurs at the rupture point of the specimen.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Streckung (Deut.); allongement (Fr.);