Master of Science
Materials Science and Engineering
Libsch, Joseph F.
Metallographic observations of fracture path behavior led to a theory regarding the mechanisms by which structural anisotrpy causes directionality of mechanical properties. This theory involves considerations of local yielding at the edges of graphite inclusions, the amount of graphite oriented favorably to facilitate the advance of fracture, the availability of graphite to an advancing fracture surface, and the degree to which matrix continuity is interrupted by the graphite.
Sheffler, Keith Douglas, "Correlation of structural and mechanical anisotrory in rolled ductile iron" (1964). Theses and Dissertations. 3278.