This article provides answers to the following questions, among others:
- What is the difference between elastic and plastic deformation?
- What is the atomic process of deformation?
- In which cases must springback be considered during the deformation process?
- What is meant by a slip system?
- What is the relationship between slip plane, slip direction and slip system?
- What is the difference between a normal stress and a shear stress?
- Why are only shear stresses responsible for the deformation process at the atomic level?
- What is meant by critical resolved shear stress?