Meaning of yield point



Yield Point


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Meaning and definition of yield point :


Yield point: The first stress in a material, usually less than the maximum attinable stress, at which an increase in strain occurs without and increase in stress. Only certain metals-those which exhibit alocalized heterogeneous type of transition from elastic to plastic deformation- produce a yield point. If the is a decrease in stress after yielding, a distinction my be made between upper and lower yield point. The load at which a sudden drop in the flow curve occurred is called the upper yield point.


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