STP64: The Effect of a Coating of Polybutene on the Fatigue Properties of Lead Alloys

    Ferguson, Lawrence
    Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Murray Hill, N. J.

    Bouton, George M.
    Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Murray Hill, N. J.

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1945


    The experiments described in this publicationwere inspired by the Bell System'slarge interest in lead-alloy sheathed cablesand by the wide range of fatigue andcorroding conditions to which they aresometimes subjected in service. The firstexperiments consisted of operating specimensof lead + 1 per cent antimony telephonecable sheath alloy in a fatigue testwhile they were immersed in water takenfrom a manhole. Because of many publishedreports concerning corrosion-fatiguephenomena of various metals and alloys,a reduction in fatigue life was expected(1).the form of a coating, was found to adhereto the specimens better than most othersand to have a large effect on fatigue properties.For this reason, the effect of thismaterial was studied more completely andthe results form the chief subject matterof this paper.

    Paper ID: STP42590S

    Committee/Subcommittee: B05.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP42590S

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