brittle fracture


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brittle fracture

[¦brid·əl ′frak·chər]
(metallurgy)
A break in a brittle piece of metal which failed because stress exceeded cohesion.

brittle fracture

Said of a fracture that takes place with no prior ductile deformation.
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4a&4b: Un-etched 100X surface: Pentagon primary graphite particles with severe stress concentrated brittle fracture initiated at the notch section A of Figure3
Natural marble milling process is a complicated brittle fracture process including little plastic cutting process.
Effects of grain size on the initiation and propagation thresholds of stress-induced brittle fractures.
Firoozabadi, "Theoretical and experimental investigation of brittle fracture in V-notched PMMA specimens under compressive loading," Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol.
1967c, Mechanism of brittle fracture of Rock: Part III-Fracture in tension and under long-term loading.
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It covers price and availability; the elastic moduli; yield strength, tensile strength, and ductility; fast fracture, brittle fracture, and toughness; fatigue failure; creep deformation and fracture; oxidation and corrosion; and friction, abrasion, and wear.
Pipe bursting is a trenchless replacement method in which an existing pipe is broken either by brittle fracture or by splitting, using an internal, mechanically applied force by a bursting tool.
The accepted view is that an elongation of greater than 5% of the material after fracture is considered a ductile fracture; otherwise it is considered a brittle fracture.
Further inspection of the fracture surface via scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed generally brittle fracture features (Figure 2).
Many studies were dedicated to brittle fracture of components with singular stress concentrators, like sharp V-notches (Chen & Ozaki, 2008).