STP610: Constant Strain Rate Technique for Assessing Stress-Corrosion Susceptibility

    Payer, JH
    Research metallurgist, associate section manager, and section manager, Columbus Laboratories, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio

    Berry, WE
    Research metallurgist, associate section manager, and section manager, Columbus Laboratories, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio

    Boyd, WK
    Research metallurgist, associate section manager, and section manager, Columbus Laboratories, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1976


    Abstract

    The constant strain rate technique is a rapid laboratory method to assess susceptibility of metals and alloys to stress-corrosion cracking (SCC). Positive results are obtained since specimen failure occurs, either in a ductile manner or prematurely in a brittle mode if SCC occurs. Experimental apparatus, methods to interpret results, and important experimental parameters are discussed.

    Keywords:

    stress corrosion, cracking (fracturing), strain rate, failure, ductility, brittleness


    Paper ID: STP28672S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28672S


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