what is Stress corrosion cracking ?

Stress Corrosion cracking (SCC) this phenomenon can be defined as material cracking due to the combined effect of static stress and corrosion. The stress involved can be residual stress and actual stress from an external load. The corrosion that occurs is generally very localized. Localized corrosion on the surface of the material usually acts as a stress raiser or stress concentrator. This corrosive cracking can be either transgranular or intergranular cracking depending on the type of alloy, metallurgical and environmental conditions. there are 3 main causes that determine the occurrence of Stress Corrosion Cracking are: Tensile stress. This tensile stress[…]

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