Introduction


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Introduction
IntroductionThe overall macroscopic orientation of the fracture surface of a broken component is generally related to the loading conditions. The relationship between this orientation and the load may be complex and difficult to deduce, but in spite of this, in many cases considerable information may be gleaned from the fracture-surface orientation. For example, if the fracture clearly did not involve any plastic deformation (as deduced from the absence of significant geometric or dimensional change) and hence the fracture was brittle, and the macroscopic fracture surface was relatively flat, then fracture probably occurred by a stress normal to the fracture plane.The purpose of this chapter is to review mechanics aspects which are related to the cause of the fracture-plane orie…
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Charlie R. Brooks; Ashok Choudhury: Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002), AccessEngineering Export