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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

Fatigue Fracture Appearances

By
Russell A. Lund
Russell A. Lund
Consultant
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Shahram Sheybany
Shahram Sheybany
Pacific Metallurgical Company
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Published:
2002
Page range:
627 - 640
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

This article commences with a summary of fatigue processes and mechanisms. It focuses on fractography of fatigue. Characteristic fatigue fracture features that can be discerned visually or under low magnification are described. Typical microscopic features observed on structural metals are presented subsequently, followed by a brief discussion of fatigue in nonmetals. The article reviews the various macroscopic and microscopic features to characterize the history and growth rate of fatigue in metals. It concludes with a description of fatigue of polymers and composites.

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Russell A. Lund, Shahram Sheybany, 2002. "Fatigue Fracture Appearances", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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