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Tensile Testing

This online course teaches about tensile testing of metals with a focus on how the testing is performed and tensile properties are measured. It includes one module followed by a quiz.

What Will You Learn

By participating in this online course, you will be able to:
  • Explain how tensile tests are performed
  • Describe the types of samples that can be tested
  • Explain how the test data is analyzed to determine elastic modulus, yield strength, tensile strength, and elongation
  • List common tensile test standards that describe tensile specimen preparation, test procedure, and data analysis

Course Information

0.50 Hours
90 Days

Is This Course For You

This course is targeted towards design, manufacturing, supplier quality and quality control engineers, sales people and purchasing agents with technical backgrounds.


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Materials Provided

  • 90 days of single-user access (from date of purchase) to the 25-minute presentation
  • Course handbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Proof of Participation (Transcript)

Course Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (other operating systems and mobile platforms are not supported but may work)
  • Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 37, Google Chrome 42 (other browsers are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum


  • How a tensile test is performed
  • Tensile specimen shape
  • Calculation of stress and strain
  • Stress and strain curve
  • How to determine elastic modulus, yield strength, tensile strength, and elongation from a stress-strain curve