In order to perform a meaningful examination of a fracture surface in the scanning electron microscope it is necessary for the examined surface to be in a condition as close to the fractured condition as possible. Laboratory preservation techniques are not available to the engineer in the field so that fracture surfaces are best preserved by coating them with a material that can be easily removed later without damage to the fractures. In this paper, a preservative is described that is suitable for the protection of fracture surfaces both in the field and in the laboratory. The restrictions and limitations of the preservative are discussed and examples of fracture surfaces before coating and after coating and exposure to a humidity cabinet are shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Broadman, B E
    • Zipp, R
    • Goering, W A
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 750967 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM