Message from discussion Creeping Glass
From: r...@fc.hp.com (Ray Depew)
Subject: Re: Creeping Glass
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jmoore (jwm96...@jetson.uh.edu) wrote:
: Has anyone contributed the concept of creep to this thread? In Material
: Science, its a phenomenon where materials (even solids) are seen to
: deflect over time when acted on by a constant force.
That's a good point.
Yes, actually, the concept of creep was invoked last time this thread
went around, to argue that metals "flow" faster than glasses do. We
know creep and flow are different phenomena, but they both involve
permanent deformation of a solid.
Thanks for bringing it up, though.