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Breaking load or force The breaking load is the force required to break or to cause fracture during a tension, compression or torsion test. In thin and non-eleastical material (wire, sheet metal), it is most of the time the peak force because it is difficult to distinguish the break force from the peak force.
In textiles and yarns industries the breaking force or load is commonly called breaking strength reported in lb/in.