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residual stress

noun, Metallurgy
1.
a stress in a metal, on a microscopic scale and resulting from nonuniform thermal changes, plastic deformation, or other causes aside from temporary external forces or applications of heat.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • Experimental validations and verifications of the contour method for measuring residual stress.
  • residual stress measurements in a case hardened steel ring.
  • Contour map of the residual stress in the direction of the length of the coiled bar stock, plotted on the bar stock cross-section.
  • The lowest temperature that might affect this stability is the residual stress annealing temperature.
  • The residual stress maps have several notable features.

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