plastic deformation

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1. deformity, especially an alteration in shape or structure.
2. the process of adapting in shape or form.
elastic deformation temporary elongation of tissue when a prolonged force has been applied. See also creep.
plastic deformation permanent elongation of tissue when a prolonged nondisruptive mechanical force has been applied. See also creep.

plastic deformation,

n any irreversible deformation of tissues.
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to reach desired plastic deformation and to avoid passenger's space reduction.
Irregular 'notches' and depressions on the surface of the tooth indicated the relatively hard conditions of cutting the lock and surface plastic deformation in the process of shot blast hardening of the blade.
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Since tissue tearing is obviously not desirable, the stretch should produce either elastic extension or plastic deformation.
5) Important scratch features such as scratch width, yield coefficient of friction, scratch depth, and residual depth at the onset of plastic deformation are identified from LSCM and scratch data.
This residual deformation is called plastic deformation and the point on the stress-strain curve at which it begins to accumulate is called the yield point (yield stress and yield strain).
In the investigated materials, material transfer and plastic deformation were identified as predominant wear mechanism under unlubricated sliding conditions.