STP821

    Corrosion Fatigue of 7000 Series Aluminum Alloys

    Published: Jan 1984


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    Abstract

    Results of fatigue testing of 7017-T651 aluminum alloy in seawater at frequencies from 0.1 to 70 Hz have been assessed in relation to the stress corrosion behavior of this material. In particular, the applicability of a simple superposition model is examined. Detailed fractographic examination indicates a dependence of fracture mode upon both crack growth rate and frequency that is consistent with a dependence upon the rate of diffusion of hydrogen in the material. Despite this, it seems that some other process provides the rate-determining step in the cracking. Various possibilities are considered.

    Keywords:

    corrosion fatigue, stress-corrosion cracking, fractography, Al-Zn-Mg alloys, 7000 series alloys, seawater, hydrogen embrittlement, loading frequency


    Author Information:

    Henry Holroyd, NJ
    Senior Metallurgist, Alcan International Limited, Banbury, Oxon

    Hardie, D
    Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle upon Tyne,


    Paper ID: STP34453S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34453S


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