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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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History of Fractography, Fractography, Vol 12, ASM Handbook, ASM International, 1987, p 1–11, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v12.a0001830

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