Accession Number:

AD0609063

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF LIQUID METAL EMBRITTLEMENT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARTIN CO ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The report describes the investigation of the premature failure of a solid metal wetted with a liquid metal and stressed below or slightly above its normal yield point. Conclusions are l Propensity to embrittlement by a liquid metal can be heightened by increasing the density of stress concentration regions in the host metal 2 Grain boundaries probably play a secondary role in liquid metal embrittlement 3 Stacking faults and dislocation networks render the material more susceptible to embrittlement and 4 Liquid metal atoms may affect the lattice parameters of the host metal.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE