Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Mechanical Engineering

First Committee Member

Ajit K. Roy

Number of Pages



Austenitic Alloy 718 was extensively investigated, evaluating its tensile properties, crack-growth-rate (CGR), impact resistance, and resistance to stress-corrosion-cracking (SCC) and localized corrosion. The tensile data enabled a development of mechanisms on dynamic strain aging (DSA) and yield strength anomaly (YSA). The magnitudes of dislocation density, activation energy and work-hardening index, related to the DSA phenomenon, were estimated using different analytical approaches. The occurrence of YSA was verified based on transmission electron microscopic evaluations. The steady state CGR followed the Paris equation, showing a linear relationship. Alloy 718 exhibited a respectable impact resistance irrespective of the testing temperature. The SCC susceptibility of this alloy was enhanced in the 90°C acidic solution, showing reduced ductility and true failure stress. The corrosion potential, measured by polarization technique, became more active with increasing temperature. The failure morphologies of all tested specimens were characterized by scanning electron microscopy.


Alloy; Application; Corrosion; Crack Growth Rate; Corrosion; Dynamic Strain Aging; Effects; Environmental; Exchanger; Heat; Heat Exchanger; Metallurgical; Performance; Stress Corrosion Cracking; Tensile Properties; Variables; Yield Strenghth Anomaly

Controlled Subject

Materials science; Mechanical engineering; Materials science

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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