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[mass noun] 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’
- ‘One has to realise that, in order for an earthquake to occur you have to accumulate strain energy.’
- ‘These are elastic structures that can store strain energy, like a spring.’
- ‘As a matter of fact, the zones here form as thin platelets to minimize strain energy.’
- ‘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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