Accession Number:

AD0902042

Title:

Environmental Sensitivity of Structural Metals: Liquid Metal Embrittlement

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical progress rept. no. 3, 1 Jun 1971-31 May 1972

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS INST OF TECH CHICAGO

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

This is the third annual technical progress report on a THEMIS research program on liquid metal embrittlement LME. The phenomenon of LME is being investigated on levels from the atomic through bulk specimen and structural properties, and is being considered from both experimental and theoretical viewpoints. The research is aimed at elucidating the three important aspects of LME, namely, the mechanism by which embrittlement takes place at a crack, or potential crack, site, the mechanism by which the embrittling species is transported to this site, and various metallurgical, physical, and mechanical factors which have a significant influence on the severity of the embrittlement.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE