PREFACE TO THE PROBLEM OF STRESS CORROSION CRACKING

The characteristics of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) are enumerated in the context of a historical sketch of the problem. The roles of pitting and brittle fracture in affecting the behavior of materials in tests of smooth specimens are depicted. The rationale for using fracture mechanics in evaluating crack propagation behavior is given, and a rudimentary composite of the results of smooth specimen tests and crack propagation ("fracture Mechanics") specimen tests is presented. We lack predictive capability with respect to SCC from one chemical environment to another.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
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  • Authors:
    • Brown, B F
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00046629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #518
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM