Those in the fields of corrosion engineering and metallurgy will find that this publication offers and introduction for those unfamiliar to the slow strain-rate technique (SSRT) for stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in metals and relevant information the application of the technique for specific alloys of chemical environments. For those familiar with the technique, a data base is provided so that the results of the slow strain-rate tests can be compared with results from other SCC tests, such as constant load tests and constant strain tests. It is organized to address from several vantage points the use of the slow strain-rate technique. A series of papers concerns the SCC process and the relationship of the SSRT to relevant phenomena. Interpretation of results is the primary topic of several papers. Other papers discuss the application of the SSRT to specific alloys or environments. In addition, several papers focus on equipment and procedures using tests.
Stress Corrosion Cracking: The Slow Strain-Rate Technique