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Relaxation (Mechanics) (Smber)

Definition
The relief of stress in strained materials due to creep. Specifically, the time-dependent reduction of stress in prestressing tendons. (Source: Team: adapted from AASHTO Glossary)
Use For
Creep recovery
Stress relaxation
Broader Term
Creep (Smbe)