Accession Number : AD0617778

Title :   ENVIRONMENT-SENSITIVE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR STATUS AND PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD RESEARCH INST FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Westwood,A. R. C.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : During the past few years, materials scientists have expressed a renewed interest in the study of environmentsensitive mechanical behavior. This interest has resulted in the discovery of new phenomena, the development of some new concepts, the profitable application of knowledge from other areas of study to this area, and the application of recently developed experimental techniques to such 'well-established' phenomena as stress-corrosion cracking and liquid metal embrittlement. This paper describes some of this recent work, and discusses possible mechanisms for the phenomena described. Areas where more work is required are indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MATERIALS, DEGRADATION), (*FRACTURE(MECHANICS), ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS), (*CORROSION, STRESSES), (*LIQUID METALS, COMPATIBILITY), (*GASES, COMPATIBILITY), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, FILMS, SURFACES, CRYSTAL DEFECTS, LIQUIDS, SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES, CORROSIVE GASES, CORROSIVE LIQUIDS, BRITTLENESS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE