crushing strain

crushing strain

[′krəsh·iŋ ‚strān]
(mechanics)
Compression which causes the failure of a material.
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The maximum crushing strain of the confined concrete is defined by the fracture of the first horizontal tie/spiral reinforcement.
The whopping women are so fat they can barely stand or walk and the scale- crushing strain on their hearts and bones is enormous.
re Saint-Malo (35400): grinding plant, crushing strains trees and screening plants and branches, to obtain an organic amendment.