Elastic Range


If you are distorting a part in its elastic range the stressed part retains its memory and returns to its original shape. A substance is highly elastic if it is easily deformed and quickly recovers.

Springs and metal bellows must operate in their elastic range or the mechanical seal will lose some face loading.

Metals pass from the elastic range through the yield point to their plastic range where there is no more memory.


  • On February 15, 2018