residual stresses

residual stress

noun Metallurgy.
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.

1930–35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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