In fatigue testing, the number of cycles which may be withstood without failure at a particular level of stress.
The endurance limit is defined as the maximum applied cyclic stress amplitude for an 'infinite' fatigue life. Generally 'infinite' life means more than 10 cycles to failure.
The maximum stress below which a material can presumably endure an infinite number of stress cycles. If the stress is not completely reversed, the value of the mean stress, the minimum stress or the stress ratio also should be stated. Compare with fatigue limit.
The maximum stress that a metal will withstand without failure during a specified large number of cycles of stress, if the term is employed without qualification, the cycles of stress are usually such as to produce complete reversal of flexural stress
Maximum stress at which any given material will operate indefinitely without failure for a given minimum stress.
Maximum dynamic stress to which material may be submitted for an indefinite number of times without causing fatigue failure.
Maximum stress, at a given stress ratio, at which material will operate in a given environment for a stated number of cycles without failure.
Beyond this point the metal will fatigue without increasing the stress.
The limiting stress below which a material will withstand a specified large number of cycles of stress.
The maximum stress that a material can withstand for an infinitely large number of fatigue cycles; maximum cyclic stress level a metal can withstand without fatigue failure. See also fatigue strength.
a limiting stress below which a metal will withstand a specified large number of applications of stress.
Maximum stress which can be repeatedly applied without incurring spring failure.