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It's Big and It's Broken

November 01, 2007

Author: Mike Hagler, Boise State University Materials Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2007 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Topics such as ductility, fatigue, creep and fracture are included in a discussion of catastrophic failure. All of these mechanisms in materials need to be considered when engineers design products for use in our daily lives. If they don't, catastrophic failures can occur.

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