stress crack

stress crack

[′stres ‚krak]
(mechanics)
An external or internal crack in a solid body (metal or plastic) caused by tensile, compressive, or shear forces.

stress crack

An external or internal crack in a plastic caused by internal or external tensile stresses; environmental conditions frequently accelerate the development of such cracks. Also see crazing.
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In spite of polyethylene developments, there remains a need for a polyethylene material with a balance of impact strength, stress crack resistance, and stiffness--as well as good processability making it suitable for use in injection, blow, and compression molding for producing caps, closures, packaging, and housewares.
The most widely used and oldest SCG test is the Bent Strip environmental stress crack resistant (ESCR) test.
Incorporating projected long-term buried stress and environmental conditions, it utilizes stress crack resistance and oxidation resistance testing to predict the longterm performance of thermoplastic pipe.
The new Lupolen UHM 5000 polyethylene grade, with an average molecular weight of 5 million, is claimed to display strong wear resistance, a low coefficient of friction and stress crack resistance.
Among the topics are long-term hydrostatic strength and design of thermoplastic piping compounds, the design and performance of plastic drainage pipes in environmental containment facilities, stress crack protocol for finished product testing of corrugated high-density polyethylene pipe, prospects for plastic tubing to replace cast iron conduit in steam heating systems, and specifying plastic pipes for trenchless applications.
Thegreatjohnbrowne won his first two starts over fences at Punchestown before finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Fort Leney Chase at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting after which he was found to have a stress crack to his off-fore shin.
The HDPE ICP4907S resin combines outstanding stiffness/impact-balance with optimal environmental stress crack resistance and chemical resistance.
Cracks in a single brick or a stress crack in a plaster wall next to a window or doorway, are probably not structural.
Scientists wanted to be able to predict stress crack initiation in pasta by solving a multiscale fluid transport and normalized stress model.
Cracks in materials that are isolated, eg a crack in a single brick or a stress crack in a plaster wall adjacent to a window or doorway, are unlikely to be structural.
Depending on the use, the latch could fell you there's a burnt out light," says Seshu Seshasai, executive vice president of technology for TFS, "or a stress crack in a critical panel.