Accession Number:

ADA112061

Title:

Characterization of Environmentally Assisted Cracking for Design: State of the Art.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

High-strength structural alloys and weldments, such as those used in ship construction, can be exposed to deleterious environments under load and can experience environmentally assisted cracking including stress-corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue during service. Designers cannot now anticipate with confidence a materials susceptibility to environmentally assisted cracking or determine how to characterize and incorporate such information in the design process i.e., to quantitatively assess durability and reliability. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE