What Does Brittle Mean?


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If a particular substance is brittle it is prone to fracture when subjected to stress and also has the propensity to deform before the fracture. This fracture takes up comparatively less energy.

In material science, it is commonly applied to substances which fail in tension rather than shear, or also when there is minute or no proof of plastic deformation before breakdown. When a material has touched the perimeter of its strength, it generally has the choice of either deforming or fracturing.

A logically malleable metal can generally be strengthened by impending the technicalities of plastic deformation.

If this is stretched to an extreme end the most likely result will be a fracture and the substance can becomes brittle. Hence improving the material robustness is consequently a balancing act.

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