Failure Analysis and Prevention (2021 Edition)
Liquid-Metal- and Solid-Metal-Induced Embrittlement
Metal-induced embrittlement is a phenomenon in which the ductility or the fracture stress of a solid metal is reduced by surface contact with another metal in either the liquid or solid form. This article summarizes some of the characteristics of liquid-metal- and solid-metal-induced embrittlement. This phenomenon shares many of these characteristics with other modes of environmentally induced cracking, such as hydrogen embrittlement and stress-corrosion cracking. The discussion covers the occurrence, failure analysis, and service failures of the embrittlement. The article also briefly reviews some commercial alloy systems in which liquid-metal-induced embrittlement or solid-metal-induced embrittlement has been documented and describes...
Ockert J. Van Der Schijff, Noah Budiansky, Ronald M. Latanision, Liquid-Metal- and Solid-Metal-Induced Embrittlement, Failure Analysis and Prevention, Vol 11, 2021 ed., ASM Handbook, Edited By Brett A. Miller, Roch J. Shipley, Ronald J. Parrington, Daniel P. Dennies, ASM International, 2021, p 573–580, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006786
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