cleavage fracture


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cleavage fracture

any fracture that splits cartilage with the avulsion of a small piece of bone from the distal portion of the lateral condyle of the humerus.
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It proposes that unstable cleavage fracture occurs when the local tensile stress ([[sigma].
Mold life can be reduced due to heat checking (also known as thermal fatigue), cleavage fracture across die segments, mold erosion due to metal flow, and chemical attack or corrosion.
Investigation of mechanism of cleavage fracture initiation in intercritically coarse grained heat affected zone of HSLA steel
Mani also recommends that foundries work with the end user to specify the amount of cleavage fracture acceptable at a specified low temperature for the grade of iron based on the performance criteria of the casting.