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ASM Handbook

Fatigue and Fracture

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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ASM International
Volume
19
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-193-1
Publication date:
1996
Book Chapter

Fracture Mechanics in Failure Analysis

By
Alan R. Rosenfield
Alan R. Rosenfield
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Published:
1996
Page range:
450 - 456

Abstract

This article illustrates the role that fracture mechanics can play in failure analysis. It describes the important failure criteria as relations between design and materials factors, which are used to correlate fracture mechanics analysis to the observations of a failure analysis. Descriptions include an indication of how the factors are typically evaluated. The article also provides information on subcritical fracture mechanics. Finally, a group of failure analysis examples explain how fracture mechanics parameters can be determined and how they may be fitted into an overall failure investigation.

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Alan R. Rosenfield, 1996. "Fracture Mechanics in Failure Analysis", Fatigue and Fracture, ASM Handbook Committee

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