Definition of strain energy in English:

Share this entry

strain energy


Energy stored in an elastic body under loading.
Example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: strain en·er·gy

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.