ultimate strength


noun Engineering.

the quantity of the utmost tensile, compressive, or shearing stress that a given unit area of a certain material is expected to bear without failing.

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British Dictionary definitions for ultimate strength

ultimate strength

noun

the maximum tensile stress that a material can withstand before rupture
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