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    Stress-Corrosion Tests on Cast Aluminum Alloys

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    The problem of stress corrosion has been discussed a great deal recently, but many factors have as yet not been clarified. There are many interpretations of the definition of the word, different corrosive media are used, and numerous methods of stressing are utilized. Some quarters believe that the inherent strength of the material under test is the determining factor of its resistance to stress corrosion, while others think that the natural corrosion resistance of the material is the determining factor. This paper is intended merely to set forth the limited experience we have had and to discuss some of the other stress-corrosion tests which have been made with light alloys.

    Author Information:

    Brown, Hiram
    Chief Metallurgist, Frontier Bronze Corp., Niagara Falls, N. Y.

    Committee/Subcommittee: B05.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP42580S