Introduction


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Introduction
IntroductionIn this chapter we review the common processes which occur on a relatively fine scale when a material is subjected to increasing loads, and which lead to material separation (fracture). Since at this scale the human eye cannot resolve individual features, the use of microscopes is required. These processes can be referred to as fracture micromechanisms, but we will use the term fracture mechanisms. This distinguishes the fine-scale processes from the coarser-scale processes, or fracture macromechanisms, which we call modes in Chap. 4.Since the fracture mechanisms determine the fine topology o…
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Charlie R. Brooks; Ashok Choudhury: Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002), AccessEngineering Export