SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1972

The Resistance of Wrought High Strength Aluminum Alloys to Stress Corrosion Cracking


An up to date review of the stress corrosion cracking performance of wrought high strength aluminum alloys is presented. Special emphasis is placed on factors of microstructure and its directionality and the effect of ancillary alloying elements, and environmental factors.

Examples of typical service problems encountered with stress corrosion cracking of high strength aluminum alloys are described along with means of combating them, such as peening, coatings, or the use of special stress corrosion resistant alloys.

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Brown, RH
Alcoa Technical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sprowls, DO
Alcoa Technical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Shumaker, MB
Alcoa Technical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 87–118
DOI: 10.1520/STP34697S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4619-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0096-1