relaxation of steel

relaxation of steel

1. The decrease in stress in steel as a result of creep within the steel under prolonged strain.
2. The decrease in stress in steel as a result of decreased strain of the steel, such as results from shrinkage and creep of the concrete in a prestressed concrete unit.
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