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Failure Analysis and Prevention

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William T. Becker
William T. Becker
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Roch J. Shipley
Roch J. Shipley
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ASM International
Volume
11
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-180-1
Publication date:
2002
Book Chapter

Mechanisms and Appearances of Ductile and Brittle Fracture in Metals

By
W.T. Becker
W.T. Becker
University of Tennessee Emeritus; Dennis McGarry, FTI/SEA Consulting
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Published:
2002
Page range:
587 - 626
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

This article provides a description of the microscale models and mechanisms for deformation and fracture. Macroscale and microscale appearances of ductile and brittle fracture are discussed for various specimen geometries and loading conditions. The article reviews the general geometric factors and materials aspects that influence the stress-strain behavior and fracture of ductile metals. It highlights fractures arising from manufacturing imperfections and stress raisers. The article presents a root cause failure analysis case history to illustrate some of the fractography concepts.

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W.T. Becker, 2002. "Mechanisms and Appearances of Ductile and Brittle Fracture in Metals", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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