Definition of residual stress in English:

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residual stress


The stress present in an object in the absence of any external load or force.
Example sentences
  • Factors that affect the stress-corrosion susceptibility of high-strength steels are their composition, structure, strength level, applied stress, residual stress, environment and time.
  • Machining operations also can result in residual stress and require intermediate stress relieving prior to final machining.
  • These two microstructural elements both have adverse effects on the distribution of residual stress in the case-hardened part.

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Syllabification: re·sid·u·al stress

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