SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1993

Application of the Rising Displacement Test to SCC Investigations


The stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behavior of two metallic materials in sodium chloride containing solutions has been investigated using precracked specimens and a rising displacement test procedure. The tests were evaluated according to linear elastic fracture mechanics, i.e., in terms of KIscc and da/dt versus K, and, in addition, by applying elastic-plastic fracture parameters such as the J-integral and the crack tip opening displacement (CTOD). From the results of these tests conclusions are drawn concerning an accelerated SCC test procedure that might be based on a combination of the rising displacement test on pre-cracked specimens and the conventional slow strain rate test using smooth specimens.

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Dietzel, W
GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH., Geesthacht, Germany
Schwalbe, K-H
GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH., Geesthacht, Germany
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 134–148
DOI: 10.1520/STP12759S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5254-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1870-6