# crushing strain

## crushing strain

[′krəsh·iŋ ‚strān]
(mechanics)
Compression which causes the failure of a material.
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In a hearing Monday, Scott Stewart, a lawyer for the Justice Department, spoke of a "crushing strain" of migrants attempting to cross the border illegally.
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Concrete 02 in OS was used for simulating the concrete material, which was realized by defining the initial elastic tangent ([E.sub.o]), compressive strength ([f.sub.c]'), compressive strain ([[epsilon].sub.co] = 4[f.sub.c]'/[E.sub.o]), ultimate strength (or crushing strength for unconfined concrete) ([f.sub.cu]), ultimate strain (or crushing strain for unconfined concrete) ([[epsilon].sub.cu]), tensile strength ([f.sub.t]), and ratio (A) between unloading slopes at [[epsilon].sub.cu] and [E.sub.o], as shown in Figure 4.
where [gamma] represents the degree of confinement in the concrete and allows for the modelling of strain-softening, creep and confinement in concrete by simply varying the crushing strain [[epsilon].sub.c0], ultimate compressive strain [[epsilon].sub.cu] and [gamma] respectively (Chiorean 2014).
The stress-strain curve for concrete which consists of a parabolic and linear-part was used in the calculation, with the crushing strain [[epsilon].sub.0] = 0.002 and ultimate strain [[epsilon].sub.cu] = 0.0035.
The maximum crushing strain of the confined concrete is defined by the fracture of the first horizontal tie/spiral reinforcement.
The cracking of cover concrete results in loss of compressive strength and crushing strain of the concrete in the compressive zone of RC sections.
The whopping women are so fat they can barely stand or walk and the scale- crushing strain on their hearts and bones is enormous.
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