Strength in Metallurgy

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Strength is a measure of how well a material can resist being deformed from its original shape. Typically, metals are specified for their tensile strength or their resistance to being pulled apart, but compressive strength is also a legitimate material property describing resistance to being squeezed. Strength is measured in units of pressure, and is typically reported in units of ​ksi, or "thousands of pounds per square inch."