Accession Number : AD0738449

Title :   Some Important Considerations in the Development of Stress Corrosion Cracking Test Methods,

Corporate Author : LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA FRITZ ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wei,R. P. ; Novak,S. R. ; Williams,D. P.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The need for recognizing certain potentially serious problems in the development of standard test methods for stress corrosion cracking studies is discussed. The importance of recognizing and satisfying the basic assumptions of the linear-elastic fracture mechanics analysis in experimentation is re-emphasized. The effects of nonsteady-state crack growth, including incubation, must be taken into account in determining the crack growth kinetics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRESS CORROSION, *TEST METHODS), CRACK PROPAGATION, DYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE