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Homework Help: First year materials engineering

  1. May 12, 2009 #1
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    hey guys, ive got an assignment and its asking me to explain why some materials to have the same toughness value, but quite differnt fracture toughness values? i really dont understand wats the difference between toughness and fracture toughness?

    any help would be greatfully appreciated.

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  3. May 12, 2009 #2


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    Toughness is a measure of energy storage, while fracture toughness is a resistance to one specific type of failure. Low fracture toughness implies a susceptibility to failure by c____ p__________. (Blanks left for your enjoyment.)
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