elongation

  

Definition

Measure of the ductility of a material as determined by a tension test, it is the increase in the gauge-length of a test specimen after fracture divided by its original gauge-length. Higher elongation mean higher ductility.

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  • You may need to measure out the elongation of a material to make sure that it can cover everything you need it to.

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  • We had to test the elongation of the material to see if it could undergo what we had in store for it later on.

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  • You need to know how any elongation will affect your project and how you can best adapt to the changes.

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