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What is tensile force?

  1. May 4, 2017 #1
    I am doing a bit of fun research about the Pantheon of Rome and I ran into the term tensile force and I cant get a clear definition anywhere.
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  3. May 5, 2017 #2


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    Basically a pulling or stretching force .

    Like in a tug of war . The two opposing teams are applying tensile forces to the ends of the rope .
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