Accession Number : ADA331072

Title :   Yield Strength and Solution Composition Effects on Aqueous Environmental Cracking of Ti-8V-6Cr-4Zr-4Mo-3Al (Beta C).

Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Somerday, Brian P. ; Grandle, Jennifer A. ; Gangloff, Richard P.

PDF Url : ADA331072

Report Date : 23 JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A high-strength, a-precipitation hardened beta titanium alloy Ti-8V-6Cr-4Zr-4Mo-3Al, STA Beta C) is prone to intergranular environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) in neutral aqueous NaCl given an occluded crack, active crack tip strain rate and electrode potential near free corrosion. The threshold stress intensity for EAC is reduced to about one-third of the plane strain fracture toughness and subcritical crack growth rates are 30 to 100 micrometers/sec. STA Beta C is immune to EAC with static loading or sufficiently cathodic polarization. Lower strength solution treated Beta C resists EAC in both pure NaCl and acidic sulfur-species-bearing chloride solutions, where fracture is by transgranular microvoid formation. These results are consistent with findings for STA Beta 21S and are qualitatively understood based on hydrogen environment embrittlement. EAC propagation in STA Beta C exhibits slow-rapid oscillation under rising crack mouth opening displacement but not during constant rate loading. This result implies that stress intensity factor and crack tip strain rate interactively govern da/dt.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *CRACK PROPAGATION, *HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT, *TITANIUM ALLOYS, POLARIZATION, SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, MICROSTRUCTURE, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, TOUGHNESS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), STRAIN RATE, YIELD STRENGTH, STRESS CONCENTRATION.

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

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