The tensile test is the most common test for determining the physical properties of materials under uni-axial, quasi-static loading. The load versus elongation history of the specimen is recorded during the test. From these data, a variety of parameters indicating the strength and ductility of the material can be calculated. Frequently used standards: ISO6892-1, ASTM A370.
Complementary equipment is available having different maximum capacity, ranging from standard metal sheet to heavy gauge plate materials up to 1200 kN.
For metal sheet a full range of longitudinal extensometers are available as well as transverse extensometers to allow r-value measurement.