Engineering Materials Week 8

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On the basis of microstructure, briefly explain why gray iron is brittle and weak in tension. Gray iron is weak and brittle in tension because the tips of the graphite flakes act as points of stress concentration. 11.14 (a) Cite advantages of forming metals by extrusion as opposed to rolling.

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Engineering Materials Week 8Engineering Materials Week 811.5 On the basis of microstructure, briefly explain why gray iron is brittle and weak in tension. Gray iron is weak and brittle in tension because the tips of the graphite flakes act as points of stress concentration. 11.14 (a) Cite advan

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