Prolonged endurance testing under the most severe operating conditions, continued until the component,equipment, or product specimen fails (is broken or destroyed). The purpose of destructive testing is to determine service life and to detect design weaknesses that may not show up under normal working conditions.
DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it’s limits to understand it’s structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. And, ‘pushing the limits’ as far as how the materials are used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term…