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Description: Before performing the test, specimens of a standard size and shape must be produced from the material to be tested. This animation shows how to prepare samples for the tensile test.
Keywords: tensile test • sample preparation
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Processes > Surface treatments > Polishing, etching, working, texturing, cleaning
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Tensile strength
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Mechanical testing
Created by: Hugh Shercliff, University of Cambridge
Joseph Robson, Manchester Materials Science Centre
MATTER, The University of Liverpool
Contributions: John Humphreys, Manchester Materials Science Centre
Christian Leppin, Alcan Fabrication Europe
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 15 October 2005
Date added: 09 June 2010
Resource ID: 2830