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yield point

[′yēld ‚pȯint]
(mechanics)
The lowest stress at which strain increases without increase in stress.

yield point

The lowest stress in a material (less than the maximum attainable stress) at which the material begins to exhibit plastic properties; beyond this point an increase in strain occurs without an increase in stress.

yield point

yield point
A measure of the amount of stress needed to permanently deform a material. When a material is stressed beyond its yield point or elastic limit, it will not return to its original shape and size when the stress is removed. The yield point of a material is slightly higher than its elastic limit.
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Deformation of polymer materials beyond the yield point may introduce microcavities in the matrix [18].
This curve stops just beyond the yield point so that the details contained in the initial stages of the test can be easily viewed.
Yield Point--In a mechanical sense, the yield point is the point where structural changes begin.
Banner boss Frank Doherty will surely have a battle on his hands to keep up morale but a trip to Waterford should yield points.
While Kenny will be hopeful of a result this probably wasn't a game the new Dunfermline gaffer thought might yield points.
Topics include flow behavior, yield points, thixotropy, and creep and recovery.
In an agricultural business it makes it possible to find the fields that were sprayed on a specified date or yield points that are above or below average.
Skimmed in haste by combatants seeking ammunition, this dense and learned book will yield points to indict self-appointed holy warriors on both sides.
Hinton hit another penalty and, though Bees recovered well, another period of pressure failed to yield points and their miserable day was completed when the Mrdjenoukh was pushed over for the second time with four minutes left.
Creep tests can be performed to check for practical yield points or to get the low shear viscosity.
We found that by combining orders so that 15 lengths are set up on the chopsaw at one time versus cutting the same 15 lengths with only five lengths on the saw at one time you can pick up approximately six yield points.