Engineering Question #2225

Ethan Heil, a 18 year old male from Salem, VA asks on August 30, 2004,

I was reading about the tensile strength of certain fabrics, and was wondering what kind of instrument one would use to find the tensile strength of a material.

viewed 14547 times

The answer

Barry Shell answered on August 30, 2004

There are companies such as Instron or Hounsfield that sell cloth tensile strength testing equipment. The instrument is just called a materials testing machine. An example is the Tinius Olsen.

Add to or comment on this answer using the form below.

Note: All submissions are moderated prior to posting.

If you found this answer useful, please consider making a small donation to