|Overview: Compressive Strength|
The capacity of a material or structure to withstand forces that are pushing on it potentially causing the material to compress or be crushed.
What is Compressive Strength?
John Spacey, updated on November 13, 2017
Compressive strength is the capacity of a material or structure to withstand forces that are pushing on it potentially causing the material to compress or be crushed. This is this opposite of tensile strength, or the capacity of a material to resist being pulled apart.
ReferencesMaterials Data Book, Cambridge University Engineering Department, 2003.
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