Hysteresis

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Effect resulting from the irreversibility of the relation of stress to strain for a body under variation of an applied force.


Note: The loop formed in the stress/strain curve under cyclic variation of the applied force is called the hysteresis loop.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

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