elastic collision

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elastic collision

[i′las·tik kə′lizh·ən]
(mechanics)
A collision in which the sum of the kinetic energies of translation of the participating systems is the same after the collision as before.
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Tsukanov, "Effects of shape and scale in mechanics of elastic interaction of regular wavy surfaces," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, vol.
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Considering the vanishing background of u = 0, we can generate elastic interactions and bound states between two solitons for (1) as shown in Figure 1.
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By definition, back stress refers to long-range elastic interactions and effective stress to short-range elastic interactions.