elastic limit


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e·las·tic lim·'it

the greatest stress to which a material may be subjected and still be capable of returning to its original dimensions when the forces are released.

elastic limit

The extent to which something may be stretched or bent and still be able to return to its original shape.
See also: limit
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In particular one can note that the Young's modulus, the elastic limit, and the maximum volume strain are much lower at 50[degrees]C.
When the induce tension exceeds the material elastic limit [[sigma].
This compressive stress will be retained if the part is loaded no more than 40-50% of the material's ultimate tensile strength, or below its elastic limit or yield point.
Spaced indentations in the raceway indicate loads have exceeded its elastic limit, usually a static overload or severe impact (such as using hammers to install bearings).
The elastic limit is frequently indistinguishable from the proportional limit in metals.
Normally the stress should be kept under the elastic limit but in case the deflection criteria limit is respected the stress limit remain under the elastic limit and the stress concentration only should be checked to avoid the cracks under cycling loading, (Litak et al.