Friction, Internal

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Friction, Internal

 

a group of various processes within solids, and in liquids and gases, that lead to the irreversible dissipation of mechanical energy during deformation through the transformation of mechanical energy into heat. (SeeINTERNAL FRICTIONIN SOLIDS; regarding internal friction in liquids and gases, seeVISCOSITY.)

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