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overstressing

[¦ō·vər¦stres·iŋ]
(engineering)
Cyclically stressing a material at a level higher than that used at the end of a fatigue test.
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Thus, the more you use a hammer or screwdriver, carry a briefcase or shake hands, the more you repeatedly overstress your wrist extensors and increase the likelihood of getting tennis elbow.
The authors are promoting a technique called "multiple environment overstress tests," or MEOST, which they claim "can dramatically improve reliability right at the design stage, in hours, instead of waiting months and years to confirm unreliability in the field.
Overstress tests traditionally have been divided into highly accelerated life test (HALT) (1,2) and highly accelerated stress screen (HASS).
the equation is a combination of an overstress theory and an Arrhenius equation with a dependence of temperature.
Operating without the limit switches will overstress the winch and can cause a breakdown.
Most horses injure themselves running long distances so that's why I'm running him short all the time, so that he doesn't have to overstress himself.
Sudden stops and changes of direction overstress the knee and ankle joints.
A built-in mechanical filter that blocks high-frequency energy associated with near-field high shock, and protects the sensing element from overstress.
They feature a true soft-start capability that prevents power component damage from excess heating and overstress at power-up.
Given the chronic shortage of platelets, this additional burden might overstress the system," says James P.
The parachute is designed to be used as a last resort if any of the following scenarios occur during flight: mid-air collision; severe weather upset; power loss with poor visibility; loss of control; engine out over hostile terrain; structural failure; pilot medical trauma; and overstress.
If we overstress transcendence or otherness, God ceases to have any effective place in our lives.