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    STP64

    The Mechanism of the Season Cracking of Brass

    Published: Jan 1945


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    Abstract

    Although the season cracking of brass has been a subject of experimental investigation for more than thirty years, the mechanism that is responsible for this phenomenon is still obscure. While attempts to elucidate the stress-corrosion cracking of some alloys have been relatively successful, the principal accomplishments made in the studies of the season cracking of brass have consisted of improved techniques for the fabrication of articles of alpha brass, which reduce the danger of season-cracking failure in service.


    Author Information:

    Read, T. A.
    Physicist, Chemist and Metallurgist, Ordnance Laboratory, Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Reed, J. B.
    Physicist, Chemist and Metallurgist, Ordnance Laboratory, Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Rosenthal, H.
    Physicist, Chemist and Metallurgist, Ordnance Laboratory, Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa.


    Committee/Subcommittee: B05.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP42568S


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