elastic instability


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elastic instability

A condition in which a compression member will fail to bend before the stated compressive strength of the material is reached.
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These stresses cause an elastic instability in the specimens similar to those observed when an ordinary rubber balloon is inflated.
SCE determined the tube-to-tube wear in the Unit 3 steam generators was caused by a phenomenon called fluid elastic instability, a combination of high-steam velocity and low-moisture conditions in specific locations of the tube bundles and ineffective tube supports in the same locations.
He covers all of the major aspects of advanced analysis, including three-dimensional effects, viscoelasticity, edge effects, elastic instability, damage, and delamination.