DICTIONARY OF INDUSTRY TERMS

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Yield Point - The load per unit of original cross-section area at which a marked increase in the deformation of the specimen occurs without increase in load. Usually calculated from the load determined by the drop of the beam of the testing machine or by use of dividers.

Yield Strength - The stress at which a material exhibits a specified deviation from proportionality of stress and strain. An offset of 0.2% is used for many metals.

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