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thermal shock

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(General Physics) a fluctuation in temperature causing stress in a material. It often results in fracture, esp in brittle materials such as ceramics
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In France, three people were reported to have died from "thermal shock" yesterday.
The series has been qualified to meet MIL-STD-810F for shock, vibration, and thermal shock; for high reliability of >5 million hours per MIL-HDBK-217F; to meet IEC/EN/ES 62368-1 (UL60950-1) safety standards; and to meet EN55032 Class A standards for conducted noise.
By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses--a combination that could yield smaller, more powerful lasers with improved thermal shock resistance, broad tunability and high-duty cycles.
Environmental chambers available from the company include environmental test chambers, a temperature humidity chamber, climatic chamber, ozone tester/ozone chamber, rain test chamber, UV test chamber, walk-in chamber, xenon test chamber, thermal shock chamber, ball spray tester and freezing tester.
The Endura-Heat line of coatings offers performance against high heat, thermal shock, and corrosion under insulation (CUI).
Its special construction, incorporating external, top-mounted radial fans, air inlets and outlets, can eliminate any air movement over the substrate to be heated, avoiding heat losses due to convection and any possibility of thermal shock. The SRM has an internal reflector sheet and at least one carbon infra-red (CIR) emitter, fitted with its own gold--or Quartz Reflective Coating (QRC) reflector, is mounted in front of the reflector sheet.
The Arctic's non-welded heat exchanger has a lifetime guarantee against thermal shock sealing tube to header.
By applying thermal shock heat flux on the finite element model, the thermal shock temperature and thermal stress field were evaluated.
These high chemical, thermal shock. impact and abrasion resistant floors are designed to tolerate high temperatures (up to 250[degrees]F) and severe cleaning techniques.
* Resistance to vibration, physical and thermal shock (1,000 cycles from -40[degrees] to +85[degrees]C), sulfur dioxide, and heat up to 105[degrees]C.
To put it in brief, in case the operation to create nanostructured coatings takes place correctly, it can improve the properties for various applications, including resistance to abrasion, hardness, elasticity module, cohesion strength, resistance to heat diffusion, resistance to thermal shock and resistance to cyclic oxidation.