Define elastic limit.

Asked by somyap | 4th Apr, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

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The yield strength or yield point of a material is defined in engineering and materials science as the stress at which a material begins to deform plastically. Prior to the yield point the material will deform elastically and will return to its original shape when the applied stress is removed. Once the yield point is passed some fraction of the deformation will be permanent and non-reversible.

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Answered by  | 3rd Apr, 2011, 08:50: PM

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