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Abstract

This article is an atlas of fractographs that helps in understanding the causes and mechanisms of fracture of martensitic stainless steels and in identifying and interpreting the morphology of fracture surfaces. The fractographs illustrate the fracture surface, high-cycle fatigue fracture, tensile-shear fracture, intergranular crack, fatigue striations, and microvoid coalescence of conveyor-chain links, hub socket of aircraft propellers, and automotive intake valves of these steels.

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