tension fracture

tension fracture

[′ten·chən ‚frak·chər]
(geology)
A minor rock fracture developed at right angles to the direction of maximum tension. Also known as subsidiary fracture.
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If the element was bonded and the tensile-strength limit ([[sigma].sub.c]) was exceeded ([[sigma].sup.(e)] > [[sigma].sub.c]), then the bond broke owing to tension, and a tension fracture was generated.
Without adequate support from the piriformis and the synergistic lower gluteus medius, a bending force would be created in the femoral neck capable of producing a fracture (a tension fracture on the superior side or a compressive fracture on the inferior side).
[4, 5] have examined the tension fracture of laminates for transport fuselage, whereas Wang et al.
The other sections were each cut into a Mode I compact tension fracture specimen and three tension perpendicular to the grain specimens.
The base brazing alloy does not ensure reserve of ductility for the joints, subjected to brittle tension fracture. Such effect is connected with migration of boron to the fusion line at brazing temperature.
Since the ring crack formed as a tension fracture just outside the contact area of the impacter, we can eliminate carnivore teeth and animals hooves as potential causes.
2,which is basically a modified standard compact tension fracture specimen containing a crack of length a and a single reinforcing fiber.
A Jeol model JSM 840A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to observe compact tension fracture surfaces and polished surfaces.
(1) Vertical tension fractures: These fractures corresponded to elastic-brittle failure, where the AE peak was obvious, indicating the sample failure.
Compressional, tensional and occasionally transitional tension fractures are observed in both flanks.
Results: All compression fractures healed conservatively where as tension fractures needed surgical fixation in all the cases, except one where fracture remained incomplete.