Image icon  Tough pitch copper, failed by fibrous ductile fracture.

 
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Description: This sample displays a classic mechanism of ductile failure known as microvoid coalescence. The rough fracture surface indicates that a large amount of energy was absorbed during fracture.
Keywords: alloy • aluminium • ductile • fracture • metal • microvoid coalescence
Categories: Science approaches > Deformation & failure > Fracture
Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Copper & alloys
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Mechanical testing
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
K Clark, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 24 January 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1180