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

    Published: Jan 1945

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    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.

    Author Information:

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

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

    Committee/Subcommittee: B05.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP42590S

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