The local strains and the strain distribution in the necks of two flat tensile specimens have been measured. A strain-hardening function for the material was obtained from the results of tension tests on round bars. This strain-hardening function and the measured strains are used to determine the stress distribution in the neck. Good agreement between the calculated and the measured fracture load was obtained.

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