Deformation can refer to:

  • Deformation (engineering), when an object is changed temporarily (elastic deformation) or permanently (plastic deformation or fracture) due to applied force.
  • Deformation (mechanics), A more in—depth article that describes deformation as the displacement of a continuum body
  • Deformation (meteorology), important in the formation of atmospheric fronts
  • Deformation theory, in mathematics
  • Deformity, in medicine, a major difference in the shape of body part or organ compared to the average shape of that part
  • Deformation (science), a change in the volume and/or shape of the Earth's crust.

Other articles related to "deformation":

Thick-skinned Deformation
... Thick-skinned deformation is a geological term which refers to crustal shortening that involves basement rocks and deep-seated faults as opposed to only the upper units of cover ... While thin-skinned deformation is common in many different localities, thick-skinned deformation requires much more strain to occur and is a rarer type of deformation ...
Cauchy Elastic Material
... material is one in which the stress at each point is determined only by the current state of deformation with respect to an arbitrary reference configuration ... definition that the stress in a Cauchy-elastic material does not depend on the path of deformation or the history of deformation, or on the time taken to achieve that ... is, the stress is only affected by the state of deformation in an infinitesimal neighborhood of the point in question, without regard for the deformation ...
Automatic Deformation Monitoring System
... An automatic deformation monitoring system is a group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent software and hardware elements forming a complex whole for deformation monitoring that, once ... Automatic deformation monitoring systems provide a critical function for the customer ... In many cases an automatic deformation monitoring system saved lives and prevented the loss of millions of dollars in infrastructure and income ...
Thick-skinned Deformation - Causes
... Thick-skinned deformation is most commonly a result of crustal shortening and occurs when the region is undergoing horizontal compression ... Deformation occurs in the form of both folds and thrust faults and may form a fold and thrust belt along the collisional zone or as crustal flow ... Eventually deformation will occur in one or multiple ways in order to relieve the strain ...
Aquatic Locomotion - Micro-organisms - Ciliates
... This means the deformation of one cilium is in phase with the deformation of its neighbor, causing deformation waves that propagate along the surface of the organism ...