Accession Number : AD0779414

Title :   Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility of Beta Titanium Alloy 38-6-44: Candidate Alloy for Scout Torsion Bar.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MASS

Personal Author(s) : Czyrklis,Walter F. ; Levy,Milton

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The threshold stress itensities for stress corrosion crack propagation in beta titanium alloy 38-6-44, Ti-3Al-8V-6Cr-4Mo-4Zr, has been determined in salt water and methanolic solutions. The alloy was immune to stress corrosion cracking in aqueous sodium chloride solutions (marine environment). However, in methanolic solutions, the alloy was very susceptible to SCC. This marked susceptibility in methanolic solutions can be mitigated by the addition of sodium nitrate as an inhibitor. Crack extension in the alloy was transgranular and failure occurred by brittle quasicleavage in methanolic solutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Stress corrosion, *Titanium alloys, Crack propagation, Fracture(Mechanics), Carbinols, Sea water, Sodium nitrates, Aluminum alloys, Chromium alloys, Vanadium alloys, Zirconium alloys

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE