Material failure modes, part II: A brief tutorial on impact, spalling, wear, brinelling, thermal shock, and radiation damage
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A number of material failure modes were introduced in this article, including impact, spalling, wear, brinelling, thermal shock, and radiation damage. These mechanisms can affect metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites in various applications and in many different environments. Thus, it is important to take these failure modes into consideration during the design phases of a component or system in order to make appropriate materials selection decisions.
Part Three of this article will contain the final installment of failure modes. These will include uniform, galvanic, crevice, pitting, intergranular, and erosion corrosion; selective leaching/dealloying; hydrogen damage; stress-corrosion cracking; and corrosion fatigue.
KeywordsFailure Mode Wear Rate Thermal Shock Abrasive Wear Adhesive Wear
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