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Cracking (Smfd)

Definition
Any crack in the wheel path not already defined as a transverse crack. Also, a component where failure is visible before fracture. Opposite of brittle. Also, a linear fracture in the concrete wearing surface that may only extend partway through the bridge deck or it may occur as a failure plane running completely through the concrete structural element. Also, a fissure or open seam not necessarily extending through the body of a material. Also, a failure that occurs when the anchor bolts are sufficiently embedded so that failure occurs by yielding of the steel anchor bolts. Or, a bending moment that produces a tensile stress greater than the sum of induced compression plus the tensile strength of the concrete resulting in tensile cracks on the tension face of the pole. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Cracks
Ductile fracture
Fissures
Broader Term
Failure (Smf)
Narrower Terms
Types of cracking (Smfdb)
Pavement cracking (Smfdp)
Rock fracture (Smfdr)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Collapse (Smfc)
Debonding (Smfe)
Fatigue (Mechanics) (Smff)
Fracture mechanics (Smfh)
Overturning (Smfp)
Segregation (Aggregates) (Smfr)
Stripping (Pavements) (Smfs)
Tearing (Smft)