tension fracture

tension fracture

[′ten·chən ‚frak·chər]
(geology)
A minor rock fracture developed at right angles to the direction of maximum tension. Also known as subsidiary fracture.
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The other sections were each cut into a Mode I compact tension fracture specimen and three tension perpendicular to the grain specimens.
The base brazing alloy does not ensure reserve of ductility for the joints, subjected to brittle tension fracture.
A Jeol model JSM 840A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to observe compact tension fracture surfaces and polished surfaces.
Figure 8a shows a compact tension fracture surface of VE1 modified with 4 pph VTBNX.
The high gold grades are developed on the more-open north-south tension fractures, by deposition from descending late-stage acid ground waters.