Strength

Strength describes the mechanical resistance of a material that resists mechanical stress to prevent cracking, breaking or plastic deformation. If a material has a high strength, it is often difficult to process. A high strength of metals can be achieved by adding alloying elements.

Factors

The strength depends on various factors. These are for example:

  • Material type
  • Quality / Condition of the material
  • Type of stress (pressing, bending, pulling etc.)
  • Time frame of the stress

A basic difference is made according to the type of strength.

  • Static and dynamic strength
  • Breaking strength
  • If the load is applied on one or several axes
  • Heat resistance in combination with strength

See also

Elasticity

Elasticity is a material property that provides information about the ability of materials to withstand stress.

Read more
Forgeability

The forgeability of steel depends on the carbon content but also on various alloying elements.

Read more
Hardness

The hardness defines the mechanical resistance that the material is able to withstand mechanical impact of other materials.

Read more

We use cookies on our website. Some are essential, while others help us to improve our online services.

You can either agree to use all cookies directly or click on the "Settings" button to agree or decline the use of cookies.