Hot Salt Stress Corrosion of Titanium Alloys in an Adjustable Deflection, Multi-Specimen Bent Beam Test Apparatus
ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA
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B-32-Atitanium alloys, stress corrosion, corrosion inhibition, coatings, boron compounds, carbides, salts, environmental testsboron carbides, protective coatings, titanium alloy 5al 2.5snAn adjustable deflection, multi- specimen, bent beam test fixture was devised for conditioning sheet specimens used in the investigation of hot salt stress corrosion effects in titanium alloys. Initial tests were conducted with a Ti-5Al-2.5Sn titanium alloy at a temperature of 900F and a stress just below the yield strength. Crack developments on salt-treated surfaces were observed to increase with exposure time of 150, 500 and 1000 hours. In addition, deleterious effects of orientation and overstress were also observed. Later, efforts were made to evaluate a proprietary boron carbide coating at exposure time up to 500 hours. Preliminary results indicated the potential of the coating.
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