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Stress corrosion cracking of an austenitic stainless steel

Achilles’heel of austenitic stainless steel is stress corrosion cracking. This steel family, born to sove any problem in corrosion is particularly susceptible to SCC in mildly  aggressive chloride environments. In the image the typical aspect of a SCC crack. It propagates normal to the applied … Continue reading

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Stress corrosion cracking of cabon steel plate

Stress corrosion cracking on a carbon steel. Stress corrrosion cracking is a material failure that present a rapid crack propagation. SCC happens in a particular environment, for a particular material in presence of tension stresses. The image, taken during the tuna can steel failure … Continue reading

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