cleavage fracture


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cleavage fracture

[′klēv·ij ‚frak·chər]
(crystallography)
Manner of breaking a crystalline substance along the cleavage plane.
The appearance of such a broken surface.
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In the experimental part each laboratory will perform 6 tests at 100 C and 9 tests at -196 C on each of 2 materials to determine their ductile and cleavage fracture characteristics using a defined specimen geometry and test procedure.
9 are reminiscent of the river patterns observed in the cleavage fracture of metal.
The mechanisms that initiate the fracture are shear fracture, cleavage fracture, and intergranular fracture.
Effect of glue-line flexibility on cleavage fracture toughness of wood-epoxy resin bond system.