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

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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They confirm that the incorporation of PLA nodules reinforces the LDPE in the preyield stage and increases the elastic limit.
When the intensity of the perturbation induced in a solid exceeds the specific elastic limit a series of elastic and plastic waves will emerge leading to some permanent deformation of the medium.
If the stress in the part exceeds the elastic limit, the material will start to plastically deform.
When the foam is compressed beyond its elastic limit, it is both plastically deformed and damaged.
Mike's mother Hetty Clark was the older sister of Kate's grandfather, Ron Goldsmith, which gives you an idea of the elastic limit to which the programme stretches the term "extended family".
For the uncured sealant, resistance to cracking is related to elastic limit and yield point.