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fatigue strength[fə′tēg ‚streŋkth]
The maximum stress a material can endure for a given number of stress cycles without breaking. Also known as endurance strength.
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A measure of the ability of a material or structural element to carry a load without failure when the loading is repeated a definite number of times.
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The maximum stress that can be sustained for a specified number of cycles without failure; the stress is completely reversed within each cycle unless other-wise stated. Also called fatigue limit. See fatigue (i).
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