QUESTION

# Which of the following stress is known as the breaking stress of a material?${\text{A}}{\text{.}}$ The stress in a material after fracture happens.${\text{B}}{\text{.}}$ The maximum amount of tensile stress that the material can withstand before failure, such as breaking or permanent deformation.${\text{C}}{\text{.}}$ The maximum amount of tensile stress that the material can withstand before elastic limit.${\text{D}}{\text{.}}$ The maximum amount of tensile stress that the material can withstand in the elastic limit region.

Hint: Here, we will proceed by keeping in mind the stress-strain curve of any material which will help to define each of the stresses given in the options in the problem. This tells us the definition of the breaking stress of a material.