Fatigue rupture of wallaby tail tendons.

@article{Wang1995FatigueRO,
  title={Fatigue rupture of wallaby tail tendons.},
  author={Xing Tao Wang and Robert F Ker and R. McN. Alexander},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={198 Pt 3},
  pages={847-52}
}
Wallaby tail tendons fail after repeated application of stresses much lower than would be needed to break them in a single pull. We show that this a fatigue phenomenon, distinct from the creep rupture that occurs after prolonged application of a constant stress. The two phenomena are disctinguished by experiments in which tensile stress is cycled at different frequencies, ranging from 1 to 50 Hz. 

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