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Fracture in Steel – Brittle fracture in ductile material

Brittle Cracking of a Wide Flange Beam

Fracture in Steel – Brittle fracture in ductile material Brittle failure is the brisk propagation of cracks through a material. This typically occurs so quickly that no plastic deformation takes place before fracture occurs. In structure failures, brittle failure usually causes a…
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