compression failure

compression failure

[kəm′presh·ən ‚fāl·yər]
(engineering)
Buckling or collapse caused by compression, as of a steel or concrete column or of wood fibers.

compression failure

1.Mechanical failure in wood as a result of compression along the direction of the grain, due either to direct-end

compression failure

A type of structural failure caused by excessive compression stress. The structure buckles or collapses.
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Any reinforcement ratio above this value leads to a primary concrete compression failure, while any reinforcement ratio below the balanced ratio indicates a rebar rupture failure.
At this state we will have a failure, with compression failure in the concrete strut and yielding in the shear reinforcement.
It has to be noted that failure means yielding in shear reinforcement and compression failure in the inclined concrete strut at the same time.
Over the last two decades, significant attempts have been focused in understanding the compression failure mechanisms as well as to improve the compressive properties of ri gid-rod polymeric fibers (9-19).
This study is a further attempt to understand the compression failure mechanism, particularly in high performance polymeric fibers.
Kink band formation Is the observed compression failure mechanism in high performance polymeric fibers.
Since the kink band boundary between deformed and undeformed sites appears to be optically sharp, the calculated distance could correspond to an effective fibril length during compression failure.
It combines Owens Corning's glass fiber fabric with various resins to create a flexible, high-strength wrap that helps reinforce structural columns against compression failure and shear cracking.
Additionally, the Western Gas Resources Hilight Plant that processes Resolute's gas production in Wyoming suffered compression failure in November 2009, resulting in a reduction in Resolute's ability to transport gas to market.
Our CO2 flood expansion projects within our Aneth Field properties in Utah continue to buttress our Utah oil production, and although production in the Wyoming operating area was partially curtailed by external events, we are advised that the third party processor that suffered compression failure will be fully operational by September 1, 2010, and that we will meet our long-term production estimates.
No compression failures were noted at the third reaction points.