plastic flow


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plastic flow

[′plas·tik ′flō]
(physics)
Rheological phenomenon in which flowing behavior of the material occurs after the applied stress reaches a critical (yield) value, such as with putty.

plastic flow, plastic deformation

The deformation of a plastic material beyond the point of recovery, accompanied by continuing deformation with no further increase in stress; results in a permanent change in shape.

plastic flow

The deformation caused by stressing a material beyond its elastic limit. The deformation, or the new shape, remains when the stress is removed.
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It is also important that the plastic flow can be precisely captured by the YLD2000-2D anisotropic yield criterion, presented by the perfectly-fitted strain histories between FE and tested results.
In the cooling stage, there is no plastic flow out from the gate, but there may be a small amount of plastic in the mold flow, and thus still may produce a certain amount of molecular orientation.
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This is the first time a plastic flow meter has met the quality standards required for pressure vessel CRN certification.
XTF Forming Tap's crests are rounded off to promote smooth plastic flow and prevent cracks and burrs in the root of the internal thread.
The taps' crests are rounded off to promote smooth plastic flow and prevent cracks and burrs in the root of the internal thread.
A PRECISION TOOL AND DIE MAKER for the plastic, aluminum, and zinc injection industries, J&M Mold of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, is using plastic flow software to design molds faster, according to David Martin, the company's owner.
Many of our facilities are unmanned on certain nights, and we consider that fire suppression alone is an unsafe option, as it would allow the fire to continue to burn, letting burning, molten plastic flow and endanger the structure itself.