fracture toughness

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frac·ture tough·ness

(frakshŭr tŭfnĕs)
Ability of material to resist breakage.
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Various toughening mechanisms like crack pinning, crack path deflection, and plastic deformation of the matrix can contribute to the increase in the toughness, and the fracture toughness of blends is maximally increased by 220%.
59 Table 3: Fracture toughness properties of nanocomposites.
This specimen is successfully used in the study of the variation in fracture toughness of bone with crack orientation.
ASTM 5528- 01, Standard Test Method for Mode I Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix composites
Secondly, the oxides in the coating improve the fracture toughness.
These results are here applied to the three different types of Polish flint from the Holy Cross Mountains, in order to relate the different uses to which these flints were put to their fracture toughness and petrology.
Engineers found other alloys with greater corrosion resistance but they lacked the required structural strength and fracture toughness.
The significantly higher fracture toughness of the DGEBF/D-MWCNT composite compared to that of the DGEBF/P-MWCNT and DGEBF/A-MWCNT composites is attributed to its higher dispersion homogeneity in the epoxy matrix; this higher fracture toughness resulted possibly from the increased adhesion between the D-MWCNT and the epoxy matrix, induced by the curing reaction between the DMWCNT surfaces and the epoxide group [19, 33-35],
The JIP will involve detailed experiments and analysis to provide a better understanding of the key parameters known to impact fracture toughness test results.
Mechanism of improving fracture toughness in the presence of carbon nanotubes can be defined as bridging of nanotubes on the opening of fracture and preventing the growth of fracture, taking out the nanotube from the background (a parameter in fracture energy consumption) and fracture deviation (increasing the path of fracture and consequently increasing the toughness).