Accession Number:

AD0734619

Title:

The Elements of Fractography.

Descriptive Note:

AGARDograph rept.,

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

199.0

Abstract:

The monograph is intended to serve as an introduction to Fractography which may be defined as the examination of fracture surfaces at magnifications ranging from x1 to x100,000. The terminology on fracture and those factors which control the mechanical properties of engineering materials are described in Chapter 1. Chapters 2 and 3 consider fracture in general terms and the instruments available for fracture surface analysis. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss experimental and operational techniques, the use of transmission electron microscopy. Chapters 6 to 9 consider a particular mode of fracture and its characteristic features. Chapter 10 deals briefly with non-metallic and composite materials. The last two chapters describe the application of fractography to investigations of service failures and the techniques used in fracture research. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE