Accession Number : AD0697820

Title :   THE CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF LIQUID METAL EMBRITTLEMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 66-Jun 69,

Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA CORP BALTIMORE MD RESEARCH INST FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Preece,Carolyn M. ; Westwood,Albert R. C.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : A study was made of the influence of various liquid metals and solutions on the fracture behavior of aluminum, cadmium, silver, brass and silver-gold alloys. The principal experimental variables were composition and grain size of the solid, composition of the liquid metal phase, temperature and rate of loading. The results indicate that, by using appropriate values of these variables, it is possible to control (either enhance or inhibit) embrittlement over fairly wide ranges. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EMBRITTLEMENT, *LIQUID METALS), (*METALS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS)), ALUMINUM, CADMIUM, SILVER, BRASS, SILVER ALLOYS, GOLD ALLOYS, BRITTLENESS, GRAIN SIZE, TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, PHASE STUDIES, ADSORPTION

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE