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Failure Analysis and Prevention

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William T. Becker
William T. Becker
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Roch J. Shipley
Roch J. Shipley
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ASM International
Volume
11
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-180-1
Publication date:
2002
Book Chapter

Liquid Metal and Solid Metal Induced Embrittlement

By
William R. Warke
William R. Warke
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Published:
2002
Page range:
861 - 867
Publication history
November 01, 2002

Abstract

Metal-induced embrittlement is a phenomenon in which the ductility or fracture stress of a solid metal is reduced by surface contact with another metal in either liquid or solid form. This article summarizes the characteristics of solid metal induced embrittlement (SMIE) and liquid metal induced embrittlement (LMIE). It describes the unique features that assist in arriving at a clear conclusion whether SMIE or LMIE is the most probable cause of the problem. The article briefly reviews some commercial alloy systems where LMIE or SMIE has been documented. It also provides some examples of cracking due to these phenomena, either in manufacturing or in service.

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William R. Warke, 2002. "Liquid Metal and Solid Metal Induced Embrittlement", Failure Analysis and Prevention, William T. Becker, Roch J. Shipley

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