Strength in Metallurgy

Ornate metalwork
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Strength is a measure of how well a material can resist being deformed from its original shape. Typically, metals are specified for their tensile strength or their resistance to being pulled apart, but compressive strength is also a legitimate material property describing resistance to being squeezed. Strength is measured in units of pressure, and is typically reported in units of ​ksi, or "thousands of pounds per square inch."

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Wojes, Ryan. "Strength in Metallurgy." ThoughtCo, Aug. 27, 2020, thoughtco.com/strength-in-metallurgy-2340023. Wojes, Ryan. (2020, August 27). Strength in Metallurgy. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/strength-in-metallurgy-2340023 Wojes, Ryan. "Strength in Metallurgy." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/strength-in-metallurgy-2340023 (accessed January 25, 2021).