Differences between solids and fluids
The differences between the behaviours of solids and fluids under an applied
force are as follows:
- For a solid, the strain is a function of the applied
stress, providing that the elastic limit is not exceeded. For a fluid, the rate
of strain is proportional to the applied stress.
- The strain in a solid is independent of the time over which the force is
applied and, if the elastic limit is not exceeded, the deformation disappears
when the force is removed. A fluid continues to flow as long as the force is
applied and will not recover its original form when the force is removed.
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