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Fractography

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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Volume
12
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-181-8
Publication date:
1987
Book Chapter

Tool Steels: Atlas of Fractographs

Published:
1987
Page range:
375 - 382
Publication history
January 01, 1987

Abstract

This article is an atlas of fractographs that helps in understanding the causes and mechanisms of fracture of tool steels and in identifying and interpreting the morphology of fracture surfaces. The fractographs illustrate the low-cycle and high-cycle fatigue fractures, tension-overload fractures, impact fractures, microstructure, quench cracking, brittle-in-service failure, hydrogen embrittlement, stress-corrosion cracking, and grain-boundary cracking of tool steel components. These components include diesel engine injector plungers, rivet-heading tools, circular saw blades, and open-header dies.

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1987. "Tool Steels: Atlas of Fractographs", Fractography, ASM Handbook Committee

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