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ASM Handbook

Cast Iron Science and Technology

Edited by
Doru M. Stefanescu
Doru M. Stefanescu
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ASM International
Volume
1A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-179-5
Publication date:
2017
Book Chapter

Fracture Analysis

By
Diego O. Fernandino
Diego O. Fernandino
National University of Mar del Plata
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Roberto E. Boeri
Roberto E. Boeri
National University of Mar del Plata
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Published:
2017
Page range:
399 - 410
Publication history
August 28, 2017

Abstract

As cast iron parts are extensively applied, fracture events will eventually take place. Consequently, it becomes essential to carry out failure analyses to identify the cause of fracture and to provide corrective actions that allow safe operation. This article presents a description of the main fracture modes and their characteristic fractographic features. It discusses the four principal fracture modes: dimple rupture (or fracture), cleavage, fatigue, and intergranular fracture. The article provides information on special cases of environmentally assisted fracture. It concludes with a description of fractographic analyses for identifying the direction of propagation of a crack.

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Diego O. Fernandino, Roberto E. Boeri, 2017. "Fracture Analysis", Cast Iron Science and Technology, Doru M. Stefanescu

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