metal fatigue


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metal fatigue

A weakening in the strength of a metal caused by repeated or fluctuating stresses. See fatigue (i).
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Perhaps the most useful for understanding metal fatigue are tensile strength (the resistance to being pulled apart) and elasticity (the tendency to return to an original shape after a distorting force is removed).
They begin to bond and decide to get back in the game, with the aid of a training droid, who looks like he may suffer from metal fatigue within a few rounds of his first fight.
The Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook was written to bridge the technology gap between academia and industry.
The move comes after a 2009 incident in which a Southwest flight made an emergency landing because of metal fatigue in the aircraft's roof.
Nonetheless, the effects of OPTEMPO, friction, vibration, heat, cold, sand, water and chemical reactions still produce corrosion, equipment wear and metal fatigue that remain as destructive as ever.
Some experts speculated that metal fatigue due to frequent takeoffs and landings over 15 years caused tiny sub-surface cracks in the aluminium skin.
Other topics include percolation processes in cuprate composites as low-dimensional systems, crystallizing and characterizing energetic materials, the structure and morphology of eletrodeposited nickel-cobalt alloy powders, developing bulk metallic glasses based on cobalt, graph-skein modules of three-manifolds, and evaluating metal fatigue characteristics considering the effect of defects.
It also released an investigation report that said the gear shaft linking a left engine and propeller was fractured due to metal fatigue arising from the presence of impurities apparently mixed in the shaft in the manufacturing process.
I don't know what happened to me, I believe that it was metal fatigue and I felt an explosion.
Alfa Romeo say it has suffered metal fatigue and they can't help her.
These sensors will not fail over time due to metal fatigue, and do not require a bulky metal enclosure to protect them from the environment or to keep unauthorized personnel from tampering with switch settings.
Investigators found a wheel axle on the coaster's second car had completely sheared due to suspected metal fatigue.