Destructive testing


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destructive testing

[di′strək·tiv ′test·iŋ]
(engineering)
Intentional operation of equipment until it fails, to reveal design weaknesses.
A method of testing a material that degrades the sample under investigation.

Destructive testing

Testing materials by methods that destroy them in the process, such as compression tests of concrete and loading structures to failure.
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Hardness testing, one of the most common and widely used destructive testing methods, is performed by forcing a hard ball or diamond indenter into the surface of a casting.
These indicated that there was much interest in the idea, but no particular proposals given other than "we should show them how" to adapt GR&R to handle destructive testing.
A variety of other destructive tests can be performed on a casting to determine physical and mechanical properties, but like all destructive testing techniques, they should be used judiciously.
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Contract notice: Non - destructive testing (ndt) and destructive testing (cd).
In this context , Andra plans to equip the CSA , installation of controls package (ICC ) for the realization of non-destructive and / or destructive testing .
In this context, Andra plans to equip the CSA, installation of controls package (ICC) for the realization of non-destructive and / or destructive testing.