overstressing


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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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"Because the material expands a controlled amount," says Jacobs, "we are able to retain the Fastener pre-load without overstressing the bolts.
Indeed, overstressing good grades and test scores can often undermine our efforts to grow up into happy, competent, and caring adults.
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"They face the same risk as people who use computers all day because they are overstressing their bodies."Chiropractor Dr Simon Pierce said: "Those under the age of 24 are most likely to be at risk because they are the most regular users.
After we landed, we scrutinized the turbo-prop and found that the whole left fuselage had suffered a great deal of overstressing. The step door and aft storage compartment had both buckled and were swinging in the breeze.