Slow Fracture of Glass in Alkanes and Other Liquids

  • C. L. Quackenbush
  • V. D. Fréchette
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 7)


Water is generally considered to be the environmental agent most detrimental to the long-time strength of glass; consequently, it is to be expected that water will produce the highest fracture velocities for a given loading in the slow fracture range. Charles and Hillig1 attribute this aqueous sensitivity to an autocatalized, stress-enhanced chemical corrosion of the glass network at the crack tip.


Stress Intensity Factor Slow Fracture Optical Retardation Surface Energy Reduction Bulk Dielectric Constant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. Quackenbush
    • 1
  • V. D. Fréchette
    • 1
  1. 1.New York State College of CeramicsAlfred UniversityAlfredUSA

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