proof stress


noun

the load per unit area that a structure can withstand without being permanently deformed by more than a specified amount.

Nearby words

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Origin of proof stress

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for proof stress

proof stress

noun

engineering the equivalent of yield stress in materials which have no clearly defined yield point
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