Destructive testing


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destructive testing

[di′strək·tiv ′test·iŋ]
(engineering)
Intentional operation of equipment until it fails, to reveal design weaknesses.
A method of testing a material that degrades the sample under investigation.
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Destructive testing

Testing materials by methods that destroy them in the process, such as compression tests of concrete and loading structures to failure.
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