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Do It Yourself Fatigue Test!

November 01, 2007

Author: Cole Smith, Boise State University Materials Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2007 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

We all know that you can break something by putting a lot of force on it. But what happens if we keep putting a small amount of force on something and taking it off? This type of "cyclic stress" is called fatigue.

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