Fracture Topography of Ceramics

  • Roy W. Rice
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 7)


Fracture topography is a permanent record of the fracture process, providing valuable information on crack propagation and failure mechanisms. This paper describes mostly features observed in flexural failure at room temperature. Previous papers1–3 are complemented by emphasizing features and techniques for finding and characterizing fracture origins to aid in use of such important, too often neglected, steps in strength studies.


Glassy Carbon Fracture Step Transgranular Fracture Fracture Origin Intergranular Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy W. Rice
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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