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    Some Techniques Used in the Study of Stress Corrosion Cracking

    Published: Jan 1967

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    Techniques used at the National Bureau of Standards in the study of stress corrosion cracking of metals are described together with precautions taken in these investigations. Especially designed specimens of low-carbon and stainless steels and a titanium alloy and supplementary techniques for obtaining data as to the mechanism of the stress corrosion process are also described. A specimen and technique recently used to determine whether hydrogen plays a part in the delayed failures of high-strength steels in chloride solutions is described.


    corrosion, stress corrosion, steels, titanium alloys, hydrogen embrittlement, chlorides, salt solutions, environmental testing, exposure testing

    Author Information:

    Logan, H. L.
    PhysicistPersonal member ASTM, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C.

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP46458S

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