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Does elastic deformation becomes plastic deformation, given sufficient time?

In most common engineering materials, elastic deformation does not become plastic deformation except in those materials subject to what is called creep. Whole textbooks have been written on creep so ...
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Why do we not want our stress state to be like this?

Imagine we're reviewing the strength of a glass table. I say, "This table can withstand a pushing force of 1000 N." You say, "I understand—a maximum force of 1000 N." I say, "...
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Does gold have elastic behavior?

Gold has a Young's modulus of 79 GPa which is very similar to silver, but significantly lower than iron or steel.
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