How to Measure Rupture Force

Rupture force measurement applications using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser

RUPTURE FORCE can be related to the firmness and brittleness of a product. It is the force that is required to produce a major break/rupture in a sample. It is related to burst force which is the force to come apart suddenly and violently into pieces.

Rupture force measurement can be crucial for such products as medical implants which may be required to resemble soft tissue but must remain intact for the duration of their intended residence. Several other products, such as gel capsules containing vitamins possess bursting as a desirable property but must withstand transport and handling before ultimately bursting in the mouth.

Typical properties that can be obtained from a texture analyser graph:

Work of Failure, Rupture Force, Rupture Strength, Brittleness, Elasticity
Typical texture analysis graph

Typical Texture Analyser graph with annotated properties of capsule compression to rupture test

Typical Probe/Fixture used for Measurement:

Cylinder Probes (usually larger diameter than sample on test) >>


The above are only typical examples of rupture force measurement. We can, of course, design and manufacture probes or fixtures that are bespoke to your sample and its specific measurement.

Once your measurement is performed, our expertise in its graphical interpretation is unparalleled – no-one understands texture analysis like we do. Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the testing of your sample, but we can prepare analysis procedures that obtain the desired parameters from your curve and drop them into a spreadsheet or report designed around your requirements.

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Texture Analysis probes

Probes and attachments

The Texture Analyser uses a range of different probes and attachments according to your specific application.

Exponent Software


Whether you require a simple test and data analysis solution or a fully featured software package – we give you the choice.

Peltier cabinet

Temperature Control

If your product is temperature sensitive, we have a range of temperature monitoring and control options.

Acoustic Envelope Detector setup

Additional measurement options

By attaching peripheral devices you can collect additional measurement parameters during your standard texture analysis test.

Automated Linear Indexing System


Find out how to increase your sample throughput, walk away time and testing efficiency with several automation options.

Loadcell in case


Our range of Texture Analyser accessories covers requirements for the use, maintenance and protection of your instrument.

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