Skip to Main Content
ASM Desk Editions

Metals Handbook Desk Edition

Edited by
Joseph R. Davis
Joseph R. Davis
Davis & Associates
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-199-3
Publication date:
1998
Book Chapter

Principles and Procedures of Fractography

Published:
1998
Page range:
1238 - 1247

Abstract

Fractography is the systematic study of fractures and fracture surfaces. It is a useful tool in failure analysis and provides a means for correlating the influence of microstructure on the fracture mode of a given material. This article discusses the preservation, preparation, and photography of fractured parts and surfaces, and describes some of the more common fractographic features revealed by light microscopy, including tensile-fracture surface marks in unnotched specimens, fatigue marks, and structural discontinuities within the metal. The article also explains how to interpret fracture information contained in optical and scanning-electron microscope fractographs.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

1998. "Principles and Procedures of Fractography", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

Download citation file:


×
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal