Q1.02. Why is it important to apply the force on the axis of the sample?

If the tensile stage generates a force below or over the axis of the sample, you will create a bending effect on the sample. The test won’t be a pure tensile test, but a combination of tensile and bending forces.

This bending will even be more significant if the applying forces are high.

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