age softening

age softening

[′āj ′sȯf·niŋ]
(metallurgy)
The loss of strength and hardness which takes place at room temperature in some alloys because of the spontaneous decrease of residual stresses in the strain-hardened structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

age softening

The loss of strength and hardness at room temperature which takes place in certain alloys owing to spontaneous reduction of residual stresses in the strainhardened structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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