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Abstract

This article is an atlas of fractographs that helps in understanding the causes and mechanisms of fracture of metal-matrix composites, including tungsten fiber-reinforced aluminum, tungsten fiber-reinforced carbon steel, and tungsten fiber-reinforced silver. The fractographs illustrate the ductile fracture, interlaminar failure, transgranular cleavage and fracture, tension-overload fracture, longitudinal and transverse cracking, fiber splitting, stress rupture, and low-cycle fatigue of these composites.

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Metal-Matrix Composites: Atlas of Fractographs, Fractography, Vol 12, ASM Handbook, ASM International, 1987, p 465–469, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v12.a0000625

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