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yield strength

noun, Physics.
the stress necessary to produce a given inelastic strain in a material.
Origin of yield strength
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Three point flexural strength tests were used to measure composite yield strength and flexural moduli.
  • The yield strength also increases with increasing irradiation dose.
  • yield strength and tensile strength properties that do not meet the line pipe specification minimums have been reported.
  • The yield strength should be used and not the peak strength for design and evaluation of the large plates.
  • The anchor bolts shall be capable of resisting at yield strength and the bending moment of the shaft at its yield strength stress.
  • In the stress relaxation tests, specimens are first loaded to some fraction of the compression yield strength.

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