permanent set


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permanent set

[′pər·mə·nənt ′set]
(mechanics)
Permanent plastic deformation of a structure or a test piece after removal of the applied load. Also known as set.

permanent set

The change in length (expressed as a percentage of the original length) by which an elastic material fails to return to original length after being stressed for a standard period of time. Also See set.
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The permanent set was measured after approximately 150,000 cycles.
Then, I think a hair curling product which would provide a permanent set (to a point decided upon) would be great.
Set pieces and importing images will be discussed in greater detail in the next section, but it should be noted that a permanent set constitutes the "bottom" of the three layers in a StageWrite chart, and anything put on this layer will appear on every chart.
So the prospect of a permanent set of estate tax rules--between a $3.
The produced materials were investigated by extraction-swelling tests and mechanical tests including tensile, compression relaxation, permanent set, and cyclic compression tests.
The truck factories have a permanent set of exterior colours, unlike car manufacturers who discard old colours.
Typical components of the ideology include: creation of a permanent set of enemies an increase in media control and a devaluation of human rights.
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum possesses one of the niftiest play-going resources in the Southland: a rustic, tree-decked outdoor amphitheater cut into a hillside with a standard-issue wooden structure as a permanent set.
Katrina Lindsay's permanent set consisted of a semi-circular creamy canvas wrapped round the upstage; up left, a high, narrow entrance behind which a succession of cycloramic sky-scapes established time of day.
The Bush Administration has begun work on a permanent set of roadless guidelines, and it's a good bet they will include provisions for temporary roads to accommodate limited logging.

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