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A failure mode in which a material bends, crumbles, or warps when subjected to a compression force. Some materials, such as paper and wood, exhibit bucking due to uneven drying, shrinkage, compression, or flucuating temperature and humidity.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Knicken (Deut.); cockling; buckle

Resources and Citations

  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998

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