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The Atlas of Fractographs contains more than 1,300 fractographs, corresponding to 30 materials, including common grades of iron and steel, nonferrous metals and alloys, composites, and polymers. This article serves as the table of contents, describing how the information in the Atlas is organized and how the fractographs are laid out. It also provides a summary of the various causes or modes of fracture, including cleavage, dimple rupture, fatigue fracture, and decohesion.

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Introduction: Atlas of Fractographs, Fractography, Vol 12, ASM Handbook, ASM International, 1987, p 216–218, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v12.a0000600

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