Definitions for "Elastic deformation"
A temporary change in shape or size experienced by a solid subjected to stress. Elastic deformation is thus less severe than plastic deformation.
A temporary stress-induced change in the shape or volume of a rock, after which the rock returns to its original shape and volume.
Temporary deformation of a substance, after which the material returns to its original size and shape. Example: the bending of mica flakes.
Occurs between the rolling elements and the raceways in loaded rolling bearings providing the lubricant satisfies Hooke's law. See Cold welding.
Keywords:  seismic, waves
Seismic Waves
Stretching of the material below the point at which a permanent set takes place. That is, in the range where the metal acts spring-like or elastic.