Fracture in Equiaxed Two Phase Alloys: Part I. Fracture in Alloys with Isolated Elastic Particles

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Fracture in equiaxed two phase alloys containing isolated elastic particles has been analyzed from the viewpoint of a recently proposed model for fracture initiation and propagation in such materials. This model predicts fracture toughness parameters in terms of the microstructural geometry, relative phase volume fractions, and tensile properties of the materials. Predictions of the model are tested experimentally for two phase Co-CoAl alloys over a wide range of compositions, and the results indicate good agreement between predicted and observed fracture toughnesses. © 1982 American Society for Metals and the Metallurgical Society of AIME.

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Metallurgical Transactions A