the difference between the stress and strength is............
stress= load/ area ( n/mm2) .. it denotes that the load x will act in 1 mm2 of area of a structure,
strength denotes that max. stress upto which the structure get failure.
Strength is an extrinsic property of the material. It is
derived outcome of heat treatment processes. It is a
function of grain size, No of slip planes within a grain
etc. Therefore strength defines capacity of a material to
Stress is an internal resistance/force per unit area in the
material, generated due to application of external force.
Incidently, both have same units as strength is also
measured by force/area.
Stress is the intensity of force/resistance per unit area at
any condition due to applied force on a body.
On the other hand, Strength is the stress at time of
failure; structure can withstands.
If the structure can't withstand with the governing stress
then, it can't be specified as strength. Therefore, any
strength is the part of stress, but any stress can't be the
part of strength!! Though, the both terms have same unit to