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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The surface of the crystal displayed fine striations along its length, and an incipient cleavage fracture was present in the same orientation.
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.
We observed both dimple and cleavage fracture surfaces, and deep grooves along the elongated grains.
Effect of glue-line flexibility on cleavage fracture toughness of wood-epoxy resin bond system.
It proposes that unstable cleavage fracture occurs when the local tensile stress ([[sigma].
Mold life can be reduced due to heat checking (also known as thermal fatigue), cleavage fracture across die segments, mold erosion due to metal flow, and chemical attack or corrosion.