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What is the difference between Stress and Strain?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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T. Perez

T. Perez

Answered Sep 17, 2019

There are many correct answers to this question, as there are many differences between stress and strain. One thing they have in common is that they are both associated with the field of physics. Another thing they have in common is that they both involve change. ...Read More
 

G. Roland

G. Roland, Professor, Austin

Answered Aug 08, 2019

Physics is one of the fields in science that deals with the physical phenomenon around man, that is matter and its behaviors through space and time. Physics involves the study of several forces such as stress and the deformation it can cause to objects, which can be referred to as strain. The word stress etymologized from the middle English word ‘destresse’, which means ‘distress’. It also derives its meaning from the Latin word ‘strictus’, meaning...Read More
 

W. Kaye

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W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered Jun 03, 2019

Stress and strain are both physical properties of a material or body part that when it is put under pressure or weight is applied. It can become deformed, crushed, or broken. A strain occurs when the material or body part is impaired from overuse or overexertion. ...Read More
 

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D. gray, Builder, Builder, Las Vegas

Answered May 24, 2019

Used in physics, stress is defined as a force that becomes the cause of change in a physical body. This change produces tension, which causes the body to deform. Also used in physics, strain is the change that occurs to an object when stress occurs. ...Read More
 

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