Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Residual Stress

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9932

n (frozen-in stress) Stress remaining in a part that has been chilled quickly during or after molding, extrusion, or forming. It remains because there was too little time for the stress to relax while the material was soft. Over time, high residual stress an cause parts to warp and shrink. It can be relieved and rendered harmless by annealing residually stressed parts while restraining them in fixtures.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA