0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

plastic deformation

noun

Definition

  1. The permanent (inelastic) distortion of metals under applied stresses that strain the material beyond its elastic limit. The ability of metals to flow in a plastic manner without fracture is the fundamental basis for all metal forming processes. Also called plastic strain.

External Source

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/plastic_deformation