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corrosion fatigue

1. n. [Enhanced Oil Recovery]
A type of corrosion in which the metal components of a structure fail due to cyclic stresses applied in a corrosive environment, such as salt water. Consequently, a break in the metal will occur at stresses considerably lower than the tensile strength of the material. Corrosion fatigue is the main cause of sucker-rod and drillstring failures.