L-shaped curve

L-shaped curve

n
a curve on a graph that shows a sharp fall after which values remain low for a long period
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As shown in Figure 4, the relaxation modulus of the HVAS at 15[degrees]C has an L-shaped curve over a wide range of time, and the modulus decreases sharply in the first half of the curve and then remains nearly constant in the second half.
In the first half of the L-shaped curve, the relaxation modulus increases with the input strain (Figures 4(a)-4(d)).
Especially, taking into account the damage modulus, the difference of the relaxation modulus is obvious at the inflection point of the L-shaped curve. This proves that the damage has obvious effect on the relaxation characteristics of the HVAS.
The relaxation modulus of the HVAS has an L-shaped curve over a wide range of time; the modulus decreases sharply in the first half of the curve and then remains nearly constant in the second half of the curve.
The distinctive L-shaped curve is defined by low flow and a nearly vertical leg at the left and by higher flow toward the right as the curve becomes more horizontal.
Will employment begin to bounce back in a V-shaped recovery curve, or will a U-shaped or even an L-shaped curve ensue?
Bush's constituency is geographically based in the L-shaped curve from the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains states and moving into the South and the Border States.