what is plasticity in physics?

In the fields of material science and physics, the plasticity of a solid substance can be defined as the ability of that solid to undergo deformation in its shape, which is a non-reversible change in the shape of the solid object and can be considered as the response of the object to an external force applied to it.

  • When solids are bent or beaten into a specific (desired) shape, the permanent changes in the shape of the material as a consequence of its plasticity can be considered as a property of the material itself (since the changes occur within it).
  • In the field of engineering, the transition of a material from elastic behaviour to plastic behaviour is commonly referred to as the yield of that material.

Was this answer helpful?


4 (3)


Choose An Option That Best Describes Your Problem

Thank you. Your Feedback will Help us Serve you better.

1 Comment

  1. Leichombam zinika devi

    I like it

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Free Class