Mechanical Engineering

# What does PSI Tensile mean?

###### Wiki User

###### 2010-03-05 06:52:19

The number of Pounds per Square Inch (PSI) for the Tensile

strength.

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###### Asked in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing

### What is the allowable stress for stainless steel?

That really depends on the type of stainless steel and how it is
conditioned. For example 300 series steels that are annealed have a
yield strength of 30,000 psi and a tensile strength of 80,000 psi.
But if cold worked these increase to 65,000 psi and 125,000 psi,
respectively, and even higher depending on method. For high
strength stainless steels such as A286 or 17-4 PH, tensile
strengths over 160,000 psi are realized.

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### What is tensile strength of a 6 x 8 x 1 thick plate with a 2 diameter hole?

Tensile strength depends on the material. Is it steel? up
100,000 psi or higher. Is it aluminum? That is 50,000 psi or lower.
For your 6 x 8 x 1 tensile strength (stress) is the same no matter
the hole, but the tensile load to failure is lower by the ratio of
width remaining after hole removal; for example 4/6 ,if you are
loading in direct axial direction.