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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 18, Issue 7, pp 2209–2214 | Cite as

Observations and predictions of fracture in asbestos-cement composites

  • S. A. S. Akers
  • G. G. Garrett
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Abstract

Direct observation byin situ scanning electron microscopy of the failure process in asbestos—cement composites indicates that multiple microcracking and extensive fibre pull-out are dominant in this material under load. From this experimental base, suitably modified analytical treatments are shown to give good predictions of mechanical strength.

Keywords

Polymer Microscopy Electron Microscopy Scanning Electron Microscopy Mechanical Strength 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. S. Akers
    • 1
  • G. G. Garrett
    • 2
  1. 1.Amiantus CentreNiederurnenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of MetallurgyUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgRepublic of South Africa

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