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Stress Corrosion Testing of 7079-T6 Aluminum Alloy in Seawater Using Smooth and Precracked Specimens

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H. P. Chu, G. A. Wacker

Materials Laboratory, Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Md.

J. Basic Eng 91(4), 565-569 (Dec 01, 1969) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3571189 History: Received January 10, 1969; Online November 03, 2011

Abstract

Stress corrosion cracking of a 7079-T6 aluminum alloy in seawater was investigated by bend tests of smooth and precracked specimens. It was found that there was a general agreement between results of the two methods. The susceptibility of this alloy to inter-granular cracking was shown to depend on its directional characteristics. The use of precracked specimens for stress corrosion testing is discussed.

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