Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Rupture

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10223

\rәp(t)-shәr\ n [ME ruptur, fr. MF or L; MF rupture, fr. L ruptura fracture, fr. ruptus, pp of rumpere to break] (15c) (fracture) Failure by cracking or tearing of, or in, a test specimen or working part.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA