Date

1964

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Materials Science and Engineering

First Adviser

Libsch, Joseph F.

Abstract

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.

Comments

Former department name: Metallurgy and Materials Science

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