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ASM Handbook

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

History of Fractography

Published:
1987
Page range:
1 - 11
Publication history
January 01, 1987

Abstract

The purpose of fractography is to analyze fracture features and attempt to relate the topography of the fracture surface to the causes and/or basic mechanisms of fracture. This article reviews the historical development of fractography, from the early studies of fracture appearance dating back to the sixteenth century to the state-of-the-art work in electron fractography and quantitative fractography. It also describes the applications and limitations of scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope.

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1987. "History of Fractography", Fractography, ASM Handbook Committee

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