Definitions are given of a number of terms relating to crack propagation caused by the conjoint action of stress and corrosion and related phenomena. This is followed by a brief historical review during the course of which it becomes evident that stress-corrosion cracking, far from being restricted to a few alloys, is a general phenomenon observed in most families of alloys if the composition, heat treatment, and environment are favorable. The role of fracture mechanics in conducting and interpreting stress-corrosion cracking tests is discussed, and the several classes of mechanisms which have been postulated to account for stress-corrosion cracking are enumerated. The most serious deficiency in stress-corrosion technology is the inability to predict those combinations of alloys and environments which will give rise to stress-corrosion cracking. ( Author )

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Research Laboratory

    Stennis Space Center, MS  United States  39529-5004
  • Authors:
    • Brown, B F
  • Publication Date: 1970-6-16

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  • Pagination: 26 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00015083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 2003 12:00AM