Fracture Mechanics Approach to Stress Corrosion

  • Pietro Paolo Milella


Even dough stress corrosion is an electrochemical process it can be analyzed by an advanced mechanical tool like the Irwin stress intensity factor. This actually makes a many-sided and complex phenomenon be treated with a single parameter theory. The fundamental result is that there is a threshold value below which corrosion cannot occur and once occurred it propagates with a rate that is independent of the applied stress intensity factor.


Stress Intensity Factor Austenitic Stainless Steel High Strength Steel Hydrogen Sulfide Stress Corrosion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Cassino, ItalyCassino (Rome)Italy

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