crack arrester

crack arrester

[′krak ə′res·tər]
(naval architecture)
On a ship, a plate riveted over another plate where the latter has a crack or a stressed area where a crack might begin.
A hole or slot formed at the end of a crack to keep it from spreading, or in a stressed area to prevent a crack from beginning.
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Steel fibres are often used as crack arresters and contributors to strength, deformability and toughness of composites.
2006) imply that as a low modulus aggregate, rubber particles act as crack arresters while steel fibres present a crack control mechanism, which is an indication of positive synergy between rubber particles and industrial steel fibres.
The interaction between them shows that rubber aggregates act as crack arresters while fibres are conferring crack control mechanisms (Turatsinze et al.