G.126.96.36.199 Force controlled and deformation controlled actions
Force-controlled refers to components, elements, actions, or systems which are not permitted to exceed their elastic limits. This category of elements, generally referred to as brittle or nonductile, experiences significant degradation after only limited post-yield deformation.
Deformation-controlled refers to components, elements, actions, or systems which can, and are permitted to, exceed their elastic limit in a ductile manner. Force or stress levels for these components are of lesser importance than the amount of deformation beyond the yield point.