The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 33 (1955) > Issues > Issue 1 > Brittle Fracture Problems in Steel Construction
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Brittle Fracture Problems in Steel Construction

The problem of brittle fracture in mild steel, which is normally regarded as a ductile material, has been with engineers for many years, whether they have realised it or not. A recent review by M. E. Shank cited cases as far back as 1886, and many other cases are reported in the engineering literature. A still greater number have probably not been reported publicly. G.M. Boyd

Author(s): Boyd, G M

Keywords: steel;brittle fractures;cracks;low temperature;failures;welds;bridges;ships