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de·for·ma·tion

 (dē′fôr-mā′shən, dĕf′ər-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of deforming.
b. The condition of being deformed.
2. An alteration of form for the worse.
3. Physics
a. An alteration of shape, as by pressure or stress.
b. The shape that results from such an alteration.

de′for·ma′tion·al adj.

deformation

(ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of deforming; distortion
2. the result of deforming; a change in form, esp for the worse
3. (General Physics) a change in the dimensions of an object resulting from a stress

de•for•ma•tion

(ˌdi fɔrˈmeɪ ʃən, ˌdɛf ər-)

n.
1. the act of deforming; distortion; disfigurement.
2. the result of deforming; change of form, esp. for the worse.
3. an altered form.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
de`for•ma′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deformation - a change for the worsedeformation - a change for the worse    
damage, impairment, harm - the occurrence of a change for the worse
warping, warp - a moral or mental distortion
2.deformation - alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
shear - (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves; "the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram"
strain - (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
3.deformation - the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)deformation - the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something

deformation

noun distortion, warping, contortion, malformation, disfiguration, misshapenness The deformation of his body was the result of a disease.
Translations
Kontinuumsmechanik

deformation

[ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃən] Ndeformación f

deformation

[ˌdiːfɔːrˈmeɪʃən] ndéformation f

deformation

nDeformierung f, → Deformation f, → Verunstaltung f; (Tech) → Verformung f

de·for·ma·tion

n. deformacción, alteracción de una forma o estructura.
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As the DE exhibits elastic deformation and inelastic deformation, the latter of which is time-dependent, we first model this material by assuming that it is composed of two molecular chain networks, A and B, as sketched in Figure 2.
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Material stress due to water withdraw began in 1960 and the calibrated relation calculated during ENVISAT period is related to an inelastic deformation period.
Therefore, an inelastic deformation as the dislocation slip and thermal activation could be considered, whereas the differences in deformation conditions could be described by internal variables.
Under the stress-controlled asymmetric cyclic loading, i.e., ratcheting, the inelastic deformation will progressively accumulate during the loading process.
Rather, it includes all inelastic energy consumption around the fault plane, such as secondary faults (22) and inelastic deformation, (23) and should be referred to as breakdown work, (24) or more generally, as seismological fracture energy.
As the loading continues and more inelastic deformation is introduced in columns, more load shifts from the middle of the bridge towards abutments as shown in Figure 9(b).
Argon, "Mechanisms of inelastic deformation in metallic glasses," Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol.
Therefore, studying structural characterization of elastic and inelastic deformation in BMGs at the atomic level is particularly important.
Figure 1 illustrates the existing models for predicting shear capacity degraded by inelastic deformation. The change of concrete shear strength, [V.sub.c], and shear capacity, [V.sub.n], with displacement ductility is given according to the models of Priestley et al.
As with any inelastic deformation of metal, the shock strength is related to the properties of the metal under consideration.
Under cyclic loads, the load-displacement track produces hysteresis loop caused by damping and (or) inelastic deformation. Because of the inelastic deformation, the resistance of bolted timber joints decreases when repeatedly loaded to the same displacement.