# elastic limit

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## elastic limit

[i‚las′tis·tik ′lim·ət]
(mechanics)
The maximum stress a solid can sustain without undergoing permanent deformation.

## Elastic limit

The limit of stress beyond which the strain cannot fully recover.

## elastic limit

The greatest stress which a material is capable of sustaining without permanent deformation upon complete release of the stress.

## elastic limit

The maximum stress that can be applied to a body and the strain will still completely disappear when the stress is removed. Beyond this limit, the body is deformed and does not return to its original shape when the stress is removed.
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(1981) Structural analysis of nature of decrease of microscopic elastic limit of nickel after high plastic deformations.
The spring compression would be designed to be below the Elastic Limit. When fully compressed, the spring would be at Point B.
Experimental data from tensile tests at a constant true strain-rate of [10.sup.-3] [s.sup.-1] (temperature, Young's modulus, elastic limit, rupture strain, maximum volume strain).
If the stress in the part exceeds the elastic limit, the material will start to plastically deform.
figure By ISAAC OTIDI AMUKE class="MsoNormalIn high school physics, one of the areas of study was the elasticity of materials, and therein lay a concept called elastic limit. This upper threshold meant a material had stretched as far as it could, and therefore couldn't and wouldn't stretch any further without its size or shape being permanently deformed.
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The unified strength theory has been applied successfully to analyze the elastic limit, plastic limit capacities, and the dynamic response behavior for some structures under static and moderate impulsive load.
When the foam is compressed beyond its elastic limit, it is both plastically deformed and damaged.
That there are court cases or controversies is not a bad thing; we have to stretch our democracy to its elastic limit so that people can know.
This shows that although nanotubes are very rigid, they have an extremely high elastic limit. Very few materials can do this without damage."
Not because he is not a guru; he was a first class brain, but there is an elastic limit and beyond elastic limit, there is a breaking point.

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