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    Circulating Autoclave System for Stress Corrosion Cracking Studies

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    A circulating autoclave system has been constructed and operated in which time-to-breaking can be determined exactly at temperatures to 700 F, pressures to 5000 psi, a wide range of stresses, various concentrations of dissolved gases and ionic species, and for a large number of specimens exposed simultaneously. Preliminary experiments have studied commercial and specially melted iron-nickel-chromium alloys. Results have confirmed already established trends for the effect of environment and alloy composition at 500 F.


    corrosion, stress corrosion, cracking (fracturing), autoclaves, steels, stainless steels, Inconel, iron-chromium-nickel alloys

    Author Information:

    Staehle, R. W.
    Assistant professorPersonal member ASTM, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP46464S