local structural discontinuity

local structural discontinuity

[′lō·kəl ′strək·chə·rəl dis‚känt·ən′ü·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
The effect of intensified stress on a small portion of a structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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