STP518: A Preface to the Problem of Stress Corrosion Cracking

    Brown, BF
    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.,

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 1972


    Abstract

    The characteristics of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) are enumerated in the context of a historical sketch of the problem. The roles of pitting and brittle fracture in affecting the behavior of materials in tests of smooth specimens are depicted. The rationale for using fracture mechanics in evaluating crack propagation behavior is given, and a rudimentary composite of the results of smooth specimen tests and crack propagation (“fracture mechanics”) specimen tests is presented. We lack predictive capability with respect to SCC from one chemical environment to another.

    Keywords:

    stress corrosion cracking, corrosion, fracture properties, fracture tests, corrosion tests, crack propagation, pitting, notch tests


    Paper ID: STP34692S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34692S


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