thermal shock

Definitions

Construction

  • The subjection of a material or body, such as partially hardened concrete, to a rapid change in temperature that may be expected to have a potentially deleterious effect.

Electronics

  • Any disturbance or other change in a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, system, material, mechanism, or process, due to a sudden and significant temperature change. Also called temperature shock, or heat shock.
  • synonymtemperature shock
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