Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
First Committee Member
Ajit K. Roy, Chair
Second Committee Member
Anthony E. Hechanova
Third Committee Member
Brendan J. O’Toole
Graduate Faculty Representative
Jacimaria R. Batista
Number of Pages
The susceptibility of Alloy EP-823 to stress corrosion cracking has been evaluated using smooth and notched cylindrical specimens in neutral and acidic solutions at ambient and elevated temperatures using constant load and slow strain rate testing (SSR) techniques. C-ring and U-bend specimens have also been tested in the acidic solution. The effect of hydrogen on the cracking susceptibility has been evaluated under controlled cathodic potential. While no failures were observed with smooth specimens at constant load, the notched specimens showed failure. The SSR test results indicate that the true failure stress (o'f), time to failure and ductility parameters were gradually reduced with increasing temperature irrespective of the solution pH. The presence of a notch, however, enhanced the magnitude of o'f. Neither C-ring nor U-bend specimens showed failure. Optical microscopy of the SSR specimen showed secondary cracking in the 90°C acidic solution. Fractographic evaluation by scanning electron microscopy revealed a combination of ductile (dimples) and brittle (intergranular/transgranular) failures.
Harry Reid Center; Martensitic stainless steel – Cracking; Metals – Hydrogen embrittlement; Strains and stresses; Stress corrosion
Engineering Science and Materials | Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanics of Materials | Metallurgy | Nuclear Engineering
Gudipati, Phani P., "Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance of Martensitic Stainless Steels for Transmutation Applications" (2004). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1499.