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Facts on Fracture

Synopsis
A combination of factors such as load, temperature, stress concentration and others can lead to a brittle fracture failure. Uses simple animation sequences to explain the effects of stress concentrations and how these can build up to a critical value, resulting in failure. Shows illustrations of typical causes of such concentrations. Shows test procedures used to determine characteristics of structural materials, ranging from the Charpy test to the Wells wide plate test.*
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 13 min. Videocassette. U-matic, VHS. col. 13 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1973
Availability
out of distribution; 2000 sale: £75.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Engineering; Technology
Keywords
civil engineering; fractures; materials science; metallurgy; stress in materials; structural components; testing

Credits

Producer
J G Poley
Contributor
M J Adams; M M Faircloth

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Welding Institute

Distributor

Name

Woodhead Publishing Ltd

Email
wp@woodheadpublishing.com
Web
http://www.woodheadpublishing.com/en/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01223 891 358
Fax
01223 893 694
Address
Abington Hall
Granta Park
Great Abington
Cambridge
CB21 6AH
Notes
Distributor of a series of 13 videos and DVDs on manufacturing processes, produced in conjunction with Monash University, Australia. Each one focuses on a particular core industrial process including metal machining, casting, composite materials production, plastics forming, welding and non-destructive testing, and timber processing.

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