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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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In Figure 11, the relationship of the overstress amplitude and the number of cycles at the strain rate 0.001/s is presented.
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