Beach marks

Macroscopic (visible) progression marks on a fracture surface that indicate
successive position of the advancing crack front. The classic appearance is of irregular elliptical or semielliptical rings, radiating outward from one or more origins. Beach marks (also known as clamshell marks, tide marks, or arrest marks) are typically found on service fractures where the part is loaded randomly, intermittently, or with periodic variations in mean stress or alternating stress. Not to be confused with striations, which are microscopic and form differently. - Internet Partner
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