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yield point

the stress at which an elastic material under increasing stress ceases to behave elastically; under conditions of tensile strength the elongation is no longer proportional to the increase in stress Also called yield stress, yield strength
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  • The weighing beam is kept balanced after the yield point is reached and the maximum load, and at least one point beyond it, noted.

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