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Stress cracking (Smfdbs)

Definition
Cracking in a solid body caused by thermal stress (exposure to elevated temperatures), chemical stress (exposure to a permeating fluid), or physical stress (subject to internal or external strain). (Source: Team)
Broader Term
Types of cracking (Smfdb)
Narrower Terms
Fatigue cracking (Smfdbsf)
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Microcracking (Smfdbp)