STP1049

    Environmentally Assisted Cracking Behavior of a High-Level Nuclear Waste Container Alloy

    Published: Jan 1990


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF Version (184K) 10 $25   ADD TO CART
    Complete Source PDF (14M) 10 $123   ADD TO CART


    Abstract

    The environmentally assisted cracking behavior of cast ASTM A27 steel in a simulated groundwater environment was studied using both statically loaded and cyclically loaded specimens. The results show that, compared to other aqueous environments, the groundwater environment is relatively nonaggressive. The nonaggressive nature of this environment is believed to be related to its high pH and low level of dissolved oxygen.

    Keywords:

    fatigue (materials), cracking, environmental effects, nuclear waste storage, fatigue crack propagation, environmentally assisted cracking, cast carbon steel


    Author Information:

    James, LA
    Advisory engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corp., West Mifflin, PA

    Duncan, DR
    Principal engineer, Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA


    Paper ID: STP24082S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24082S


    CrossRef ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.