Transverse tensile test is performed on the test specimen, which is extracted in the transverse direction or across the sample of item such as plate or pipe. This test is performed to measure transverse tensile strength, yield strength, proof stress, elongation and reduction of area. The transverse tensile strength is very important mechanical property in pipes and Hoop’s stress calculation.

Transverse tensile test is performed on pipe materials, welded joints and occasionally on pressure vessel plates where design requirements demand. AS 1855, AS 2205.2 and EN 895 are some of the common standards used to perform this test.