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glossary ,Glossary of Materials Testing and Force Measurement Terms


Abrasion Resistance

The ability of a material to withstand surface wear due to rubbing against another surface

The measure of the bond between a coating and a substrate

Adhesion is the molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact

Defined by Adhesive stress. A = F/S where F is the force perpendicular to the bond and S is the surface area of the bond

Amorphous Polymer
A polymer with an irregular molecular chain and no crystallinity

Apparent Bending Modulus
Used for material that are too flexible for a standard bending test. The sample is supported on a cantilever beam and deflected by a set angle. Deflection, angle and specimen dimensions are used for calculations

Apparent Shear Rate
Calculated by 4Q/p R3 where Q is the volumetric flow rate (m3/s) and R is the radius (m) of the capillary

Apparent Viscosity
The viscosity of a fluid, measured at a given shear rate at a fixed temperature

Axial Strain
Strain in the direction in which the force is applied, ie; on the same axis


Bending Modulus
The modulus of elasticity applicable to the bending of a sample; defined as Stress / Strain

Bending Stress
Force per cm² acting on point on the sample length when a force is applied at that point

Bending Test
A sample is supported at both ends and a compressive force is applied to the middle of the sample.

A combination of two or more polymer chains having different features, that are not bonded to each other

Bond Strength
A measure of the stress required to separate a layer of material from the base to which it is bonded

Break Detector
Used to define the parameter that determines if a sample has broken. Two categories of sharp break, where the force drops quickly or a gradual break where the force reduces gradually.

Break Force
Force at which a break is defined

Break Load
Load at which a break is defined

Break Strength
Force at which a break is defined divided by sample width

A material which has a tendency to fracture without appreciable deformation

Bulk Modulus
An elastic constant relating mean stress to volumetric strain

Burst Strength
The ability of a material to resist rupture by pressure, sample dimensions and probe dimensions are required


Capillary Viscometer
Measures the time of flow of a measured volume of solution through a capillary tube under the force of gravity is compared with the time taken for the same volume of pure solvent, or of another liquid of known viscosity to flow through the same capillary

A chord of a curve is a geometric line segment whose end points both lie on the curve. A secant or a secant line is the line extension of a chord

Chord Modulus
The chord modulus is the slope of the chord drawn between any two specified points on the stress-strain curve

Cleavage Strength
Tensile load divided by sample width required to cause separation of an adhesive bond

Climbing Drum Peel
Fixture designed to peel bond between sandwich type material usually having one rigid and one flexible surface

Coefficient of Elasticity
An alternative term for modulus of elasticity

Coefficient of Kinetic Friction
The ratio of friction force to normal force once slippage has begun between two objects in contact

Cofficient of Static Friction
A ratio measure of how much force is required before an inert object, of a given material, at rest on another known substance, can be put into motion

Cohesive Strength
Measure of force / area of two substances that stick to each other


The ability to be compressed

Application of a force to reduce a samples height

Compression Set
Deformation which remains in a sample after has been subjected to and released from a specific compress stress for a definite period of time at a prescribed temperature

Compressive Deflection
The distance that a sample is compressed

Compressive Deformation
Extent to which a material deforms under a crushing load

Compressive Strength
The measured resistance of a specimen to axial loading when expressed as force per unit area

Compressive Yield
The stress at which a material deforms found from the stress / strain curve

Conventional Stress
Conventional stress, as applied to tension and compression tests, is force divided by the original gauge length or height

Strain caused by stress that occurs over time

Creep Distance
Measurement of the distance a sample changes due to creep

Creep Rate
Rate of change of a sample due to creep

Creep Recovery
Measurement of the distance a sample returns to its original size after a creep test

Crush Test
Alternative name for a compression test, usually to fracture or break

Sample where the molecules are arranged in an irregular order

Curing Strength
Point a which a sample that requires time to cure achieves its maximum strength

Exercising a sample between limits for a duration of fixed number times


A change in dimensions of a material

Delamination Force
Force required to separate two bonded materials by a peeling action

Delamination Strength
Force required to separate two bonded materials by a peeling action divided by the sample width

Measurement of yarn size

Density Column
Device for measuring the density of plastic at 23 C

Die Swell
Die swell is a memory effect in which the polymer tries to return to its former shape after extrusion through a die

Draw Down
The effect of thinning of a extruded polymer when it leaves the die caused by the effect of gravity on the extruded polymer after the die

Can be easily formed or shaped (opposite of brittle)

The ability of a material to deform plastically without fracturing

Preformed sample specimen for tensile testing, enabling the sample to be gripped easily and have a section of the sample formed to high tolerance dimensions

Dynamic Friction
Resistance to relative movement of two bodies that are already in motion


Edge Tear
In determining the edge tear resistance of a paper sample, a strip of paper is simultaneously torn at opposite edges of the strip by means of a thin, V-notch beam held in a stirrup. A tearing force is applied at a constant rate of elongation until the paper begins to tear

Elastic Limit
The point beyond which the deformation of a structure or material are no longer purely elastic

Elastic Modulus
The ratio of stress, within the proportional limit, to the corresponding strain

Elastic Strength
The force at the elastic limit dived by sample width

Tendency of a material to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

Extension of a specimen which has been stretched in a test. The percentage elongation is an indication of ductility

Elongation at Fracture
Extension of a specimen reported at break

Elongation at Yield
The extension of a specimen reported at the yield point

Work required or work done during a test. The area under a force curve divided by the change in extension

Engineering Stress
Force divided by the original sample area

Points placed on a graph which may be used to report load, stress, strain, time or extension

Measurement of movement of the testing machine

Extension Compensation
Ability to tare out an extension before the main test starts

Device to measure accurately the movement of a sample either by contacting directly on the sample or a non-contacting optical method

Removal of one component from another as in "Insertion / Extraction test


Falling Dart
Device for measuring the force required to break a thin film material by puncturing. Uses free falling masses

Fatigue is a process by which a material is weakened by cyclic loading

Fatigue Duration
Effects of fatigue on a sample experienced over time
Fatigue Limit
Point at which a sample fractures or reaches a defined point during cycling

Flexural Bond
Strength of an adhesive bond between two materials determined by a flexing motion

Flexural Modulus
The ratio, within the elastic limit, of the applied stress on a test specimen in flexure to the corresponding strain

Flexural Resistance
Flexural resistance is a measurement of a material and corresponds to the maximum stress per unit area that a specimen can withstand without breaking when subjected to a bending force

Flexural Rigidity
Measurement of force required to permanently deform a sample by bending

Flexural Strength
Maximum stress developed in a specimen just before it cracks or breaks in a flexure test

Flexural Test
A bending test

Fractional Melt Index
Term used to describe polymers that have a Melt Index of less than 1

Food testing, a load peak or fall in the first compression cycle (bite) indicating the sample has crumbled or fractured but has not completely broken

A break in the sample

Fracture Mode
Direction applied to a crack to open it. Open, forward or transverse shear

Fracture Test
Test ending in a sample fracture, user defined



Gauge Length
Unit of length which is used to calculate strain, the original sample length, height or grip separation

Gel Bloom
Test to BS757

Glass Transition
Change in an amorphous polymer from viscous to hard and relatively brittle

Green Strength
Term used to describe the strength of a polyurethane or rubber compound in the early stages of cure

The property of cohesiveness and stickiness



Resistance to permanent deformation

Hooke's Law
The amount by which a material body is deformed (the strain) is linearly related to the force causing the deformation (the stress)
The mechanical energy loss that always occurs under loading and unloading, proportional to the area between the loading and unloading load-deflection curves within the elastic range



The striking of one body against another

Impact Energy
The energy dissipated during an impact

Impact Strength
The force / sample dimension in an impact test

Pushing or forcing one body in to another, as in insertion / extraction test

Intrinsic Viscosity
A measure of the capability of a polymer in solution to enhance the viscosity of the solution

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Knot Strength
Measurement of the degradation of a material when a knot is formed due to compressive and tensile forces



Lap Shear
Shear stress that acts on a overlapped joint

Limit of Proportionality
Shear stress that acts on a overlapped joint

Linear Density
Mass per unit length

Linear Portion
Section of the stress / strain curve where increase in load is proportional to extension

Load at Yield
The load reported at point at which a specified deviation from proportionality of stress and strain occurs

Lower Yield
A lower yield is defined as being the first minima to occur after the upper yield

Lower Yield Strength
Force / area reported at a point of lower yield



Points placed on a graph to report load, extension, stress, strain. May be moved to recalculate values

Maximum Bending Strain
Change in length / original length and requires the span of the supports and the radius of the bend

Maximum Bending Stress
Force per unit area acting at a point along the length of a sample resulting from the bending moment applied at that point

Mean Stress
Algebraic difference between maximum and minimum stress

Melt Flow Rate
Defined as the weight of polymer in grams flowing through an aperture of specific diameter and length, with defined pressure over a 10 minute period. Also know as Melt Index

Melt Strength
A measure of the extensional viscosity of polymer melts

Melt Viscosity
A measure of the extensional viscosity of polymer melts

Melt Volume Rate
Defined as the volume of polymer in cm³ flowing through an aperture of specific diameter and length, with defined pressure over a 10 minute period

Melting Point
The temperature at which the structure of a crystalline polymer is destroyed to yield a liquid

The physical measurement of stiffness in a material, equalling the ratio of applied load to the resultant deformation of the material

Modulus of Bending
The modulus of elasticity applicable to the bending of a beam; defined as Stress / Strain

Modulus of Elasticity
Rate of change of strain as a function of stress. The slope of the straight line portion of a stress-strain diagram

Modulus of Rigidity
Rate of change of strain as a function of stress in a specimen subjected to shear or torsion loading

Modulus of Rupture
In bending, the modulus of rupture is the bending moment at fracture divided by the section modulus

Modulus of Toughness
Work done on a unit volume of material as a simple tensile force is gradually increased from zero to the value causing rupture is defined as the Modulus of Toughness. This may be calculated as the entire area under the stress-strain curve from the origin to rupture


Reduction of the cross sectional area of the metal in a portion of the sample caused by stretching

Newtonian Fluid
A fluid with a constant viscosity at a given temperature regardless of the rate of shear

Nominal Stress
Stress calculated on the assumption of a uniform cross-sectional area, without defects or deformities taken in to consideration

Non-Newtonian Fluid
Fluids having viscosities that depend on the shear rate





Offset Yield
Point of interception on the stress / strain curve, parallel to the line of best fit offset by a defined extension



Peel Resistance
Another name for bond strength

Peel Strength
Force / contact area in a peel test

Percentage Elongation
Ratio of final gauge against original gauge length

Percentage Elongation at Fracture
Ratio of final gauge against original gauge length at fracture or break

Percentage Non-proportional Elongation at Fracture
Calculates the extension (as a percentage of sample gauge length / sample height) at the point where a line drawn parallel to the linear portion line, through the point of fracture, intercepts zero load

Percentage Non-proportional Elongation at Maximum Force
Calculates the elongation (as a percentage of sample gauge length / height), at which a line parallel to the linear portion line, drawn from the point of maximum force, intercepts zero load

Percentage Total Elongation at Maximum Force
Percentage total elongation at maximum force is calculated as being the extension expressed as a percentage of sample gauge-length, at the position where the load readings are highest

Plastic Deformation
Deformation that remains after the load causing it is removed. It is the permanent part of the deformation beyond the elastic limit of a material

The properties of a material that allow it to be shaped and to retain its shape

Poisson's Ratio
Ratio of lateral strain to axial strain in an axial loaded specimen

Load applied to a sample before it is tested to remove unwanted sample or fixture movement

Proof Strength Non-Proportional Elongation
Proof strength non-proportional elongation is calculated as being the stress at the interception of the trace with a line drawn parallel to the linear portion line, offset by the specified percentage non-proportional elongation

Proof Strength Total Elongation
Proof strength total elongation is calculated as being the stress at the specified percentage total elongation

Proof Stress
The load for a given cross sectional area under which a material must not stretch permanently beyond a specified percentage of its length

Peel and tear testing, defined as distance moved by the two parts as they separate

Propagation Limit
Limit to which the test will drive

Rupture caused to a sample when the force is applied at 90 degrees to the sample


Rate of Creeping
Timed rate of deformation when the sample is subjected to a constant load at a constant temperature 

Rate of Relaxation
Value of the slope of the relaxation curve at a given time

The ability of a material to recover to its original dimensions after being subjected to a force

Rate at which stress reduces due to creep

Residual Extension
Difference in extension before and after a material is stressed

The ability of a material to return to its original shape after the removal of a stress that has produced elastic strain 

The science of deformation and flow of matter

Ring Stiffness
The force required to deflect a ring or pipe sample by the percentage of its height or diameter

When a sample bursts or is torn

Rupture Strength
Value of force to cause a rupture / sample dimensions 

Rupture Stress
The failure of a specimen held under a definite constant load for a given period of time at a specific temperature



Joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces

A straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points

Secant Modulus
Slope of a line drawn from the origin to a point on the stress / strain curve

A force acting perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of a SAMPLE

Shear Rate
Shear rate is a measure of the rate of shear deformation

Shear Strength
Maximum shear stress that can be sustained by a material before rupture

Shear Stress
Normal stress is perpendicular to the designated plane, shear stress is parallel to the plane

Snap Off
Used in the testing of container lids, the action of removing the lid that exhibits a sharp drop in

Snap On
Used in the testing of container lids, the action of fitting the lid that exhibits a sharp drop in force 

Statistical Process Control

The elasticity of a material that can be stretched and returns to its original length

Stiffness is the resistance of an elastic body to deflection by an applied force

The amount of deformation a material experiences per unit of original length in response to stress

Strain Energy
Measure of energy absorption characteristics of a material under load up to fracture

Strain Hardening Exponent
An increase in hardness and strength caused by plastic deformation at temperatures below the recrystallization range

Strain Rate
Deformation of a specimen height or length per time

The of stress an object can endure before it breaks

Force that a material is subjected to per unit of original area

Stress Ratio
The algebraic ratio of two specified stress values in a stress cycle

Stress Relaxation
A stress-strain condition in which the stress reduces as the strain remains constant

The property of an adhesive which causes it to form filaments, threads, etc., when the applicator is removed from the adherend, or when transfer surfaces are separated


Tack Test
Applicable to adhesives. Two surfaces are contacted together at a set speed for a set duration and the force required to pull them apart is recorded

Tangent Modulus
The instantaneous slope at any point on the stress-strain curve

Tear Resistance
Resistance of a material to a force acting to initiate and then propagate a failure

Tear Strength
The force required to tear an sample divided by the sample thickness

Strength of fibre or yarn in terms of the ratio of breaking load and linear density

Tensile Strength
The stress in force per unit area required to break a specimen

Tension Set
Extent to which vulcanized rubber is permanently deformed after being stretched a specified amount for a short time

A unit for linear density equal to the mass in grams per 1000M

The ability of a material to absorb energy and deform plastically before fracturing

Texture Profile Analysis. A simulation of a two bite action

True Strain
Instantaneous percentage change in specimen length. It is equal to the natural log of the ratio of length at any instant to original length

True Stress
Load divided by the area of the sample. The constant changing area is used during the test


The thickness or resistance to flow of a liquid



Lengthwise yarns in a fabric

Crossways yarns in a fabric

Wet Strength
Breaking force of paper when wet



The stress at which a material exhibits a specified deviation from proportionality of stress and strain 

Young's Modulus
The Young's Modulus result is calculated as being the gradient of the modulus line on a stress vs. strain graph 


Ultimate Strength
The highest force developed in a sample before break

Upper Yield
An upper yield is defined as the first maxima to occur above a specified load threshold, that persists for not less than a specified duration

Upper Yield Strength
Upper yield strength is calculated as being the reading on the stress axis at the point of the upper yield


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