What happens to the Elasticity of a Material When it Gets Hammered?

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) No effect on elasticity

(B) Elasticity increases

(C) Elasticity decreases

(D) Elasticity increases and then decreases

The elasticity of a material increases when it gets hammered. Elastic behaviour of solids: Elasticity is the ability of solid materials to regain their initial size and shape after being subjected to deforming forces. Intermolecular forces hold the molecules that makeup solids together.

Elasticity of A Material

  • The molecules are moved, and the solid deforms as a result of an external force.
  • The intermolecular forces pull the molecules back to their starting positions after the force stops acting. Materials get their original shape and size in this way.
  • Stress is produced by the forces on the materials. Continuous stress that exceeds a material’s elastic limit causes the material to begin deforming.

A substance fractures into smaller pieces when it is hammered. Together, the tiny pieces can withstand distortion. This strengthens the material’s internal binding and boosts its resistance to deforming pressures. As a result, hammering enhances the elasticity.


What Happens to the Elasticity of a material when it gets Hammered? (A) No effect on elasticity (B) Elasticity Increases (C) Elasticity decreases (D) Elasticity increases and then decreases

When a material is hammered, its elasticity rises. When solid materials are subjected to forces that cause deformation, they can restore their original size and shape due to their elastic properties.

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