Thermal and Environmental Effects in Craze Growth and Fracture

  • J. G. Williams
  • G. P. Marshall


A model is described for the growth of crazes in the presence of liquids and with changes in temperature. The controlling factor is the availability of the liquid at the craze tip, and changes in craze speed may be predicted from variations in other material properties. Observations of craze failure show that there are variations in craze structure with time and that gases are evolved under a number of conditions.


Specimen Thickness Void Content Void Area Side Flow Oscillatory Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Williams
    • 1
  • G. P. Marshall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringImperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonEngland

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