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This article describes various evaluation techniques of fractography such as visual inspection, macroscopic and microscopic examinations that are used to resolve different aspects of failure. It gives a brief description and pictorial representation of various defects leading to fracture of metals, including laps, seams, cold shuts, cracks, inclusions, porosity, fatigue, and stress corrosion cracking.

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1998. "Use of Fractography for Failure Analysis", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, 2nd Ed., Joseph R. Davis

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