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elastic

1. (of a body or material) capable of returning to its original shape after compression, expansion, stretching, or other deformation
2. (of gases) capable of expanding spontaneously
3. Physics (of collisions) involving no overall change in translational kinetic energy
4. made of elastic
5. tape, cord, or fabric containing interwoven strands of flexible rubber or similar substance allowing it to stretch and return to its original shape
6. Chiefly US and Canadian something made of elastic, such as a rubber band or a garter

elastic

[i′las·tik]
(mechanics)
Capable of sustaining deformation without permanent loss of size or shape.

elastic

Descriptive of a material having the property of elasticity.
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Variational Formula for the Local Buckling of Elastically Restrained Plates
"We can elastically scale to support a massive number of objects, and we can do it very quickly," says Wade Ellery, Radiant Logic's director of business development.
Abbas [5] has investigated vibration of Timoshenko beams with elastically restrained ends.
Most published papers which analyze the free vibrations of anisotropic plates with elastically restrained boundaries concern rectangular plates.
Paik and Thayamballi [10] used an analytical method to study the buckling strength characteristic of isotropic plates with two opposite edges simply supported and other edges elastically restrained.
Applications for flexible electronics can be found in smart textiles that require elastically deformable circuits, or circuits that need to be deformed only one-time, such as sensor layers that are embedded in composites to monitor structural health properties, or electronics embedded in randomly shaped plastics, such as lighting integrated in interior panels of cars.
With our current experience, it may be forseen that in the future applications will be completely detached from the underlying infrastructures and will be able to elastically scale based on dynamically changing requirements.
These include on-demand, self-service for users, broad network access, shared resource pool, the ability to elastically scale resources, and having measured service.
The new service, built specifically for cloud delivery environments, features technology that enables a single infrastructure to be elastically scalable and cost efficient.
Colin Tizzard's Cue Card (2-1), former champion bumper winner and second in the International Hurdle last season, appeared to have matters in hand until the home straight as he jumped elastically in front.
"The total energy from an earthquake includes energy required to create new cracks in rock, energy dissipated as heat through friction, and energy elastically radiated through the earth," reports the U.S.
Most authors (Lingaiah, 2003; Shigley et al., 2004) assume that the volume of the material of the fastened parts that is elastically deformed is extended over the so-called pressure cones (Fig.