fatigue

i. The process leading to failure of metals under the repeated action of a cycle of stress. Failure depends upon the mean stress, the range of stress, and the number of cycles. If the stress is decreased, the material can withstand a greatly increased number of repetitions before failure. This is demonstrated by the typical fatigue curve in the illustration, usually called an S-n curve. The length of time before failure is called the fatigue life. See also fatigue life.
Typical fatigue curve showing how the number of repetitions of the load and its magnitude affect the specimen and the point where the failure can take place.
ii. The state of the human organism after exposure to any type of physical or psychological stress (e.g., pilot fatigue).

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  • Fatigue — may refer to:*Fatigue (medical) tiredness in humans **Chronic fatigue syndrome an illness of the central nervous system *Fatigue (material) failure by repeated stress in materials *Battledress military uniform, also known as fatigues (BDU or ACU) …   Wikipedia

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  • Fatigue — Fa*tigue , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fatigued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fatiguing}, n.] [Cf. F. fatiguer. See {Fatigue}, n.] To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to tire. Syn: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fatigue — [n] tiredness brain fag*, burnout*, debility, dullness, enervation, ennui, exhaustion, faintness, fatigation, feebleness, heaviness, languor, lassitude, lethargy, listlessness, overtiredness, weakness, weariness; concepts 316,405 Ant. energy,… …   New thesaurus

  • fatigue — ► NOUN 1) extreme tiredness. 2) brittleness in metal or other materials caused by repeated stress. 3) (fatigues) loose fitting clothing of a sort worn by soldiers. 4) (fatigues) menial non military tasks performed by a soldier. ► VERB ( …   English terms dictionary

  • Fatigue — Fatigue. См. Усталость. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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