Plastic flow

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A property exhibited by the deformation of a plastic when a stress is applied that is equal to or greater than its yield value. Very few polymers actually show plastic flow under pressure. One example is putty (Lewis 1993).

Synonyms and Related Terms

plastic deformation

Resources and Citations

  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997