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

[+] Author and Article Information
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


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.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In