Elastic limit

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The maximum stress that can be applied to an elastomeric material without causing some permanent deformation.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Elastizitätsgrenze (Deut.); limite élastique (Fr.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996