Definition of strain energy in English:

strain energy

Line breaks: strain en¦ergy

noun

[mass noun] Mechanics
Energy stored in an elastic body under loading: ligaments and tendons are elastic structures that can store strain energy, like a spring determinations of the form of the strain energy function
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  • These are elastic structures that can store strain energy, like a spring.
  • That is, if the change in elastic strain energy due to crack extension is larger than the energy required to create new crack surfaces, crack propagation will occur.
  • Renewable stresses are those that persist because of continued re-application of the causative forces despite continual dissipation of the resulting strain energy.

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