Tensile stress, also known as tension is the state of stress causing expansion. At stress, the length of a material tends to increase in the tensile direction. When equal and opposite forces are applied on a body, then the stress due to this force is called tensile stress. This tensile stress is defined as the external force applied divided by the cross sectional area. Enter the values for force, cross sectional area, tensile stress in the ultimate tensile stress calculator and click calculate.
If the force is 80 N and cross sectional area is 150 mm2, then the Ultimate Tensile Stress ?
T = F / A
= 80 / 150
= 0.5333 Mpa