20.13 Fracture

Before you read this, I suggest you read posts 20.9 and 20.10. In post 20.10 I described toughness as the energy absorbed by a unit volume of material before it fractures. It is often simpler to understand the process of fracture (when something breaks, post 20.10) in terms of energy rather than the stress (or… Continue reading 20.13 Fracture

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