Definition of notch effect in English:

notch effect

Line breaks: notch ef¦fect

noun

Engineering
  • The increase in the susceptibility of a specimen to fracture caused by a notch.
    More example sentences
    • Fatigue performance is reduced under the latter condition by the notch effect.
    • Even though the steel in the two structural conditions had the same tensile strength, the pearlitic structure resulted in a significantly lower fatigue limit due to the higher notch effects of the carbide lamellae in pearlite.
    • Molybdenum is highly notch-sensitive, craters and notch effects such as undercutting must be avoided.

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