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.

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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.

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