Stiffness is the extent to which an object resists deformation in response to an applied force.[1]

Extension of a coil spring, caused by an axial force,

The complementary concept is flexibility or pliability: the more flexible an object is, the less stiff it is.[2]

Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Stiffness, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.