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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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When the stress exceeds the elastic limits of the metal, it deforms both beneath the impact point and across the part surface away from the impact point.
Stretch marks commonly occur from pregnancy and substantial weight gain, when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limits and actually thins out.