INFLUENCE OF CATHODIC POLARIZATION UPON FATIGUE OF NOTCHED STRUCTURAL STEEL IN SEA WATER

Reverse bend fatigue tests were conducted upon notched 1018 steel specimens in seawater as a function of constant cathodic potential. As has been reported by others, cathodic polarization was found to restore an endurance limit. Possible explanations for this endurance limit enhancement are considered, and it is concluded that the calcareous deposit which commonly occurs upon cathodically polarized surfaces in seawater is either directly or indirectly responsible.

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    National Association of Corrosion Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Hooper, W C
    • Hartt, W H
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 320-323
  • Serial:
    • CORROSION
    • Volume: 34
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: NACE International
    • ISSN: 0010-9312

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM