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Collapse (Smfc)

Definition
To crumble or fall apart. With respect to bridges, a major change in the geometry of a bridge rendering it unfit for use. (Source: AASHTO Glossary and wordnet.princeton.edu)
Broader Term
Failure (Smf)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Cracking (Smfd)
Debonding (Smfe)
Fatigue (Mechanics) (Smff)
Fracture mechanics (Smfh)
Overturning (Smfp)
Segregation (Aggregates) (Smfr)
Stripping (Pavements) (Smfs)
Tearing (Smft)