mechanical instability


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mechanical instability

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ‚in·stə′bil·əd·ē]
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The conditions for this mechanical instability depend on the strength to break the fibril and the intensity of the elastic strain energy that is the potential energy accumulated in the structure until the fibril is broken.
Functional rehabilitation has a high probability of success in functional ankle instability; however, the likelihood of success is decreased with mechanical instability, peroneal weakness, or proprioceptive deficits.
5 um can be explained by temperature oscillation and large negative trend by mechanical instability.
Functional ankle instability (FAI) is characterized by recurrent ankle sprains and sensations of "giving way" at the ankle joint during physical activity with or without mechanical instability (Freeman, 1965; Goldie et al.
This is a convincing demonstration of a most unusual application of mechanical instability in plants," adds Charles R.
Garn and Newton (1988) suggested an impairment in postural sway may also occur consequent to any mechanical instability of the joint caused by joint malalignment, or neuromuscular factors other than proprioception as suggested by findings of Friden et al (1989).
The instrument he used had crystal spectrometers of unnecessarily high wavelength resolution and inherent mechanical instability.
This book discuses the fracture behavior of nano/atomic elements (nanofilms, nanowires, and so on) and focuses on the initiation and propagation of interface crack and mechanical instability criterion of atomic structures.