Failure Analysis and Prevention
Fracture Appearance and Mechanisms of Deformation and Fracture
This article provides an overview of fractography and explains how it is used in failure analysis. It reviews the basic types of fracture processes, namely, ductile, brittle, fatigue, and creep, principally in terms of fracture appearances, such as microstructure. The article also describes the general features of fatigue fractures in terms of crack initiation and fatigue crack propagation.
W.T. Becker, S. Lampman, Fracture Appearance and Mechanisms of Deformation and Fracture, Failure Analysis and Prevention, Vol 11, Edited By William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley, ASM International, 2002, p 559–586, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003537
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New Handbook: Volume 11B
Volume 11B serves as a reference and guide to help engineers determine the causes of failure in plastic components and make corrective adjustments through design and manufacturing modifications.