FATIGUE CRACK PROPAGATION IN A 5456-H117 ALUMINUM ALLOY IN AIR AND SEA WATER

Fatigue data on a 5456-H117 aluminum alloy have been obtained in air and sea water by fracture mechanics methods. It is found that the presence of sea water increases the crack growth rates and lowers the threshold stress intensity. The data for five stress ratios are correlated with two empirical equations. The effect of sea water on fatigue cracking is also examined by electron fractographs. (Author)

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    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Bethesda, MD  USA  20034
  • Authors:
    • Chu, H P
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00051757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: NSRDC-28-826
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSRDC-4169
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM