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Fatigue (Mechanics) (Smff)

Definition
The initiation and/or propagation of cracks due to a repeated variation of normal stress with a tensile component. Also, damage resulting in fracture caused by stress fluctuations. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Use For
Fatigue (Materials)
Broader Term
Failure (Smf)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Collapse (Smfc)
Cracking (Smfd)
Debonding (Smfe)
Fracture mechanics (Smfh)
Overturning (Smfp)
Segregation (Aggregates) (Smfr)
Stripping (Pavements) (Smfs)
Tearing (Smft)