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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Without adequate support from the piriformis and the synergistic lower gluteus medius, a bending force would be created in the femoral neck capable of producing a fracture (a tension fracture on the superior side or a compressive fracture on the inferior side).
Eventually, the weight of the stub would cause a tension fracture of the tungsten wire in the thinnest part.
Eventually, the tension fracture caused by the weight of the lower portion will happen in the thinnest point.
All compression fractures healed with conservative treatment, 01 patient with tension fracture healed on conservative treatment (Table).
Results: All compression fractures healed conservatively where as tension fractures needed surgical fixation in all the cases, except one where fracture remained incomplete.
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.
Since the ring crack formed as a tension fracture just outside the contact area of the impacter, we can eliminate carnivore teeth and animals hooves as potential causes.
2,which is basically a modified standard compact tension fracture specimen containing a crack of length a and a single reinforcing fiber.
A Jeol model JSM 840A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to observe compact tension fracture surfaces and polished surfaces.
Compressional, tensional and occasionally transitional tension fractures are observed in both flanks.
The high gold grades are developed on the more-open north-south tension fractures, by deposition from descending late-stage acid ground waters.