creep under

creep under (something)

To move slowly, and often stealthily, under something. The cat crept under the bush and stayed there until the dog was gone.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

creep under something

to move slowly and carefully underneath something; to sneak underneath something. The dog crept under the table to escape punishment. The chipmunk crept under a pile of leaves and disappeared.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Under tensile testing, microdefects, large inclusions, and secondary phases, especially in the interdendritic region, could easily act as crack initiation sites via stress concentration; however, such defects did not affect the deformation mechanism during creep under much slower strain rates and lower stress.
Form Figure 12, it can be easily observed that there are obvious instantaneous strain, decay creep, and steady creep under each stress level, and steady creep strain approaches a certain constant value with the time when stress less than 51.16 MPa.
As rockfill creep under low confining pressure laboratory tests cannot reflect the behavior of 200 m high CFRDs, Cheng and Ding [8] proposed a power function rockfill creep curve model under high confining pressure.
Standard test method for resistance to creep under static loading for structural wood laminating adhesives used under exterior exposure conditions.
Extending the model to include creep under uniaxial compression is considered next.
He described the difference between the creep under constant environmental conditions and mechanosorptive creep.
As for tensile creep and compressive creep under low stress level, water/cement ratio shows significant effect in increasing the total compressive creep while the use of pfa slightly increases the total compressive creep.
These flours are creep-resistant and do not demonstrate noticeable creep under pressures and temperatures used in investment casting.
In extreme cases stimulation stopped movement of the tooth; i.e., the ligament did not creep under the load of 30 g.
Kimura, "Microstructural degradation of Gr.91 steel during creep under low stress," Materials Science and Engineering A, vol.
The second set of tests involved creep under intermediate stresses (stresses different from the ones used for estimating material parameters) and were used for corroboration of the modeling approach for nonlinear creep (dependence of creep compliance on stress).
While the hardening effect is more ascendant than the weakening effect all the time, the specimens are manifested as the attenuation creep, whereas they show the nonattenuation creep under the higher stress condition where the weakening effect plays a predominant role in the tertiary stage.
The viscoelasticity of polymers also manifests into creep under constant stress and creep recovery on removal of stress.
Obviously, factorizability would offer an essential simplification of the description of creep under various conditions.
One of the major problems with these pipes is creep under their service pressures.