fatigue fracture n.
A fracture, usually transverse in orientation, that occurs as a result of repeated or unusual endogenous stress.
noun 1. the number of applications of a given stress to which a sample of metal can be subjected before failing.
noun 1. the maximum stress to which a material can be subjected without failing.
noun 1. the ratio between the fatigue limit and the tensile strength of a material.
[fuh-teeg] /fəˈtig/ noun 1. weariness from bodily or mental exertion. 2. a cause of weariness; slow ordeal; exertion: the fatigue of driving for many hours. 3. Physiology. temporary diminution of the irritability or functioning of organs, tissues, or cells after excessive exertion or stimulation. 4. Civil Engineering. the weakening or breakdown of material subjected to […]