Tensile testing is a destructive test, in which a specimen is subjected to controlled tension until failure. There are a number of different types of tensile specimen, including: flat, round and full-section.

The properties that can be determined from tensile testing are:  

  • Ultimate tensile strength
  • Yield strength
  • Elastic modulus
  • Elongation
  • Reduction of area. 

ASAMS is accredited to various tensile testing standards to cover a comprehensive range of specimen types: 

  • BS EN ISO 6892-1
  • ASTM E8/E8M
  • ASTM A370
  • BS EN ISO 4136
  • BS EN ISO 5178
  • ASTM B557

A transweld tensile test being conducted to determine ultimate tensile strength.