Fractography is the study of the fracture surfaces of materials. Fractographic methods provide us with various information related to the cause of failure and facture mechanisms and are routinely used to determine the cause of failure in engineering components. Using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and an energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopic analyzer (EDX), we evaluate fracture morphology and analyze element distribution in damaged components, providing highly-reliable data.
Scanning electron microscope（SEM）
Beach mark on fatigue fracture surface
Dimples on ductile fracture surface
Striation on fatigue fracture surface
River patterns on brittle fracture surface
Inclusion at the origin of fatigue fracture surface
|Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopic analyzer