Accession Number:

ADA125639

Title:

Accelerated Corrosion Testing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 79-31 May 82

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH RESEARCH APPLICATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

Available methods for accelerated testing of corrosion behavior yield results which are not sufficiently accurate or reliable for predicting the service life of aircraft components and materials which degrade or fail due to environmental attack. Research has been conducted in controlled atmospheres on the localized environmental enhancement of crack-growth rates of aerospace alloys in order to provide the basis for development of realistic accelerated corrosion tests. Slow-strain-rate, corrosion-fatigue, and rising-load experiments have been conducted on high-strength 4340 steel and 7075-T6 aluminum alloy using accelerating pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, surface salt, and ambient to 100-relative-humidity RH air in a specially designed atmospheric chamber. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE