Fracture Resistance of Structural Alloys
Fracture mechanics is a multidisciplinary engineering topic that has foundations in both mechanics and materials science. This article summarizes the microstructural aspect of fracture resistance in structural materials. It provides a discussion on basic fracture principles and schematically illustrates the mechanism of crack propagation. The article describes the fracture resistance of high-strength steels, aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, and composites such as brittle matrix-ductile phase composites and metal-matrix composites. It also lists the effects of microstructural variables on fracture toughness of steels, aluminum alloys, and titanium alloys.
K.S. Ravichandran, A.K. Vasudevan, Fracture Resistance of Structural Alloys, Fatigue and Fracture, Vol 19, ASM Handbook, By ASM Handbook Committee, ASM International, 1996, p 381–392, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v19.a0002379
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