Stress Corrosion Cracking: Theory and Practice

  • 13h 55m
  • Tetsuo Shoji, V. S. Raja
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2011

The problem of stress corrosion cracking (SCC), which causes sudden failure of metals and other materials subjected to stress in corrosive environment(s), has a significant impact on a number of sectors including the oil and gas industries and nuclear power production. Stress Corrosion Cracking reviews the fundamentals of the phenomenon as well as examining stress corrosion behaviour in specific materials and particular industries.

The book is divided into four parts. Part one covers the mechanisms of SCC and hydrogen embrittlement, while the focus of part two is on methods of testing for SCC in metals. Chapters in part three each review the phenomenon with reference to a specific material, with a variety of metals, alloys and composites discussed, including steels, titanium alloys and polymer composites. In part four, the effect of SCC in various industries is examined, with chapters covering subjects such as aerospace engineering, nuclear reactors, utilities and pipelines.

With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Stress Corrosion Cracking is an essential reference for engineers and designers working with metals, alloys and polymers, and will be an invaluable tool for any industries in which metallic components are exposed to tension, corrosive environments at ambient and high temperatures.

  • Examines the mechanisms of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) presenting recognising testing methods and materials resistant to SCC
  • Assesses the effect of SCC on particular metals featuring steel, stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, magnesium alloys, copper-based alloys and welds in steels
  • Reviews the monitoring and management of SCC and the affect of SCC in different industries such as petrochemical and aerospace

About the Editors

V. S. Raja is Professor at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

Tetsuo Shoji is Professor at the Fracture and Reliability Research Institute at Tohoku University, Japan.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Mechanistic and Fractographic Aspects of Stress-Corrosion Cracking (SCC)
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE) Phenomena and Mechanisms
  • Testing and Evaluation Methods for Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Metals
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Low and Medium Strength Carbon Steels
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Stainless Steels
  • Factors Affecting Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) and Fundamental Mechanistic Understanding of Stainless Steels
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) of Nickel-Based Alloys
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) of Aluminium Alloys
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) of Magnesium Alloys
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) and Hydrogen-Assisted Cracking in Titanium Alloys
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) of Copper and Copper-Based Alloys
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) of Austenitic Stainless and Ferritic Steel Weldments
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Polymer Composites
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Boilers and Cooling Water Systems
  • Environmentally Assisted Cracking (EAC) in Oil and Gas Production
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Aerospace Vehicles
  • Prediction of Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Nuclear Power Systems
  • Failures of Structures and Components by Metal-Induced Embrittlement
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking in Pipelines