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notch effect

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Definition of notch effect in English:

noun

Engineering
The increase in the susceptibility of a specimen to fracture caused by a notch.
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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