the greatest stress that can be applied to an elastic body without causing permanent deformation.
the greatest stress that can be applied to a material without causing permanent deformation
The stress point at which a material, if subjected to higher stress, will no longer return to its original shape. Brittle materials tend to break at or shortly past their elastic limit, while ductile materials deform at stress levels beyond their elastic limit.
- Limit-state design
noun 1. a design criterion specifying that with acceptable probabilities a structure will not reach a limit state in which it either is unfit for the use for which it was designed (unavailability limit state) or fails (ultimate limit state)
noun 1. a switch that automatically cuts off current to an electric motor when an object moved by it, as an elevator, has passed a given point.
[lahy-miv-er-uh s] /laɪˈmɪv ər əs/ adjective, Ecology. 1. of or relating to animals, usually worms or bivalves, that ingest earth or mud to extract the organic matter from it. /lɪˈmɪvərəs/ adjective 1. (of certain invertebrate animals) feeding on mud
[lim-uh-sawl] /ˌlɪm əˈsɔl/ noun 1. . [lim-uh-sawl] /ˌlɪm əˈsɔl/ noun 1. a seaport in S Cyprus: Phoenician ruins. /ˈlɪməˌsɒl/ noun 1. a port in S Cyprus: trading centre. Pop: 163 000 (2005 est) Ancient name Lemessus (ləˈmɛsəs)