Enter the ultimate force and the cross-sectional area into the calculator to determine the tensile strength.

## Tensile Strength Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a tensile strength.

TS = UF / A

- Where TS is the tensile strength
- UF is the ultimate force
- A is the cross sectional area the force is acting on

## Tensile Strength Definition

Tensile strength is the maximum amount of tensile stress an object can withstand without see permanent deformation.

## Tensile Strength Example

How to calculate the tensile strength?

**First, determine the ultimate force.**Measure the ultimate force.

**Next, determine the area.**Measure the cross-sectional area.

**Finally, calculate the tensile strength.**Calculate the tensile strength using the equation above.

## FAQ

**What is a tensile strength?**

Tensile strength is the maximum amount of tensile stress an object can withstand before breaking or yielding. These are sometimess referred to as the ultimate strength.

**What is tensile stress?**

Tensile stress is the stress caused by two forces pulling in opposite directions on an object.