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Fractography

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

Quantitative Fractography

By
Ervin E. Underwood
Ervin E. Underwood
Fracture and Fatigue Research Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Kingshuk Banerji
Kingshuk Banerji
Fracture and Fatigue Research Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Published:
1987
Page range:
193 - 210
Publication history
January 01, 1987

Abstract

The principal objective of quantitative fractography is to express the characteristics of features in the fracture surface in quantitative terms, such as the true area, length, size, spacing, orientation, and location. This article provides a detailed account of the development of more quantitative geometrical methods for characterizing nonplanar fracture surfaces. Prominent techniques for studying fracture surfaces are based on the projected images, stereoscopic viewing, and sectioning. The article provides information on various roughness and materials-related parameters for profiles and surfaces. The applications of quantitative fractography for striation spacings, precision matching, and crack path tortuosity are also discussed.

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Ervin E. Underwood, Kingshuk Banerji, 1987. "Quantitative Fractography", Fractography, ASM Handbook Committee

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