Any one of a number of methods of measuring creep, for example, by subjecting a material to a constant stress or deforming it at a constant rate. |
Any one of a number of methods of measuring creep, for example, by subjecting a material to a constant stress or deforming it at a constant rate. |
Related Terms |
FATIGUE LIFEThe number of applied repeated stress cycles a material can endure before failure. |
FATIGUE LIMITThe maximum stress that a material can endure for an infinite number of beam of charged particles. |
FATIGUE STRENGTHThe maximum stress a material can endure for a given number of stress cycles without breaking. Also known as endurance strength. |
C CHARTA quality-control chart showing number of defects in subgroups of constant size; gives information concerning quality level, its variability, and evidence of assignable causes of variation. |
DIELECTRIC STRENGTHA measure of the ability of an insulating material to withstand electric stress (voltage) without failure. Fluids with high dielectric strength (usually expressed in volts or kilovolts) are good electrical insulators. (ASTM Designation D 877.) |
ALTERNATING STRESSA stress produced in a material by forces which are such that each force alternately acts in opposite directions. |
SPALLINGThe breaking off of the surface refractory material as a result of internal stresses. |
YIELD STRENGTHThe stress at which a material exhibits a specified inciting permanent set. |
BREAKING STRESSThe stress required to fracture a material whether by compression, tension, or shear. |
PLANE STRESSA state of stress in which two of the principal stresses are always parallel to a given plane and are constant in the normal direction. |
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