Stress-Corrosion Cracking of Copper Based Alloys
|Publication Date:||1 June 2017|
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Purpose. Stress-corrosion cracking (or, as it is alternatively known, season cracking) is failure by cracking under the combined action of corrosion and stress - either external (applied stress) or internal (residual stress).
Applicability. This test method shall be used to determine the susceptibility of formed components and semi-finished products made from copper based alloys, especially copper-zinc alloys, to stress-corrosion cracking.
This test is carried out by exposing sample components to suitable corrosive media under controlled conditions for specified time periods and subsequently examining for induced cracking.