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frangible

[′fran·jə·bəl]
(mechanics)
Breakable, fragile, or brittle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Because the social consensus system is not only a dynamic system with high frequency of update but also an interactive system between virtual world and real world, during the spread of consensus, we could not only take emotions spread as the cause (or effect) of frangibility but also take frangibility as the cause (or effect) of emotions spread.
With that in mind, I will propose that a third potential thread for uniting the installations could have been loosely spun from consideration of science--not the materials science that would focus more narrowly on the physical nature of porcelain and be given to testing properties such as tensile strength and frangibility. Rather, Quinn's installations could have inspired musings on some key concepts in particle physics.
To control penetration and frangibility on game, Beal optimizes the thickness of the jacket and inserts a calibrated cup inside the cavity of the hollowpoint which can be clearly seen in the photograph of the .460 S&W ammunition.
The testing process involved independent verification by a US testing house to prove its frangibility requirements and entailed high speed demonstrations at a former World War Two airstrip at York.
The JAFSG's research will examine all aspects of frangibility on the airfield with results filtering into new guides and FAA standards available to all airports around the world.
Inside its secant ogive nose, six inner grooves in the jacket give the desired frangibility.
Its masts are impact-tested to meet the frangibility demands laid down in ICAO's Aerodrome Design Manual 6.
They comply fully with ICAO frangibility requirements and have been shipped to "every continent of the world".
The company's masts are impact tested to meet frangibility ruling as per Aerodrome Design Manual 6.
Exel produces composite masts and towers for airport approach lighting, weather stations, ILS-systems and fencing, where frangibility, low mass and rigidity, and transparency to electromagnetic signals are required.