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Fatigue and Fracture

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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ASM International
Volume
19
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-193-1
Publication date:
1996
Book Chapter

Mechanisms of Corrosion Fatigue

By
P.S. Pao
P.S. Pao
Materials Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory
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Published:
1996
Page range:
185 - 192

Abstract

Corrosion fatigue refers to the phenomenon of cracking in materials under the combined actions of fatigue loading and a corrosive environment. This article focuses on the various mechanisms of corrosion fatigue, namely, hydrogen-assisted cracking, anodic dissolution, and surface energy reduction. It discusses the variables affecting corrosion fatigue. The effect of fatigue load frequency, environment, grain size, stress ratio, waveform, and temperature fatigue crack growth are also discussed.

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P.S. Pao, 1996. "Mechanisms of Corrosion Fatigue", Fatigue and Fracture, ASM Handbook Committee

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