Introduction


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Introduction
IntroductionWhen the fracture surface of a broken component is examined with the unaided eye or at low magnification (such as < 20×), distinct topographical features are usually seen. Deduction of the mode of fracture based on this macroscopic examination relies on the correlation of characteristic features with known fracture conditions. Fortunately there exists a wealth of experimental observations of the fracture surfaces of test samples fractured under known loading conditions, and in most cases the topographical features are quite unique for each type of loading condition. The orientation of the fracture surface of a broken component often reveals unambiguously the loading condition which led to fracture, and this was examined in
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Charlie R. Brooks; Ashok Choudhury: Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002), AccessEngineering Export