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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE EMBRITTLEMENT TENDENCY OF A CATHODICALLY POLARIZED SUPERFERRITIC STAINLESS STEEL IN SEAWATER (HYDROGEN DAMAGE, INTERGRANULAR)

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1986
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In order to investigate the cracking tendency of cathodically polarized SEACURE superferritic stainless steel, a series of potentiostatically controlled tests were conducted in flowing natural seawater. U-bend and tensile specimens were used to determine the threshold potential and limiting fracture stress. The microstructure was examined using a metallurgical microscope and a chemical analysis was conducted across the grain boundary. These results were then correlated to hydrogen assisted cracking, by performing SEM and EDAX analyses on fractured U-bend and tensile samples. Finally a model was developed which explained the predominantly intergranular cracking in the static stress condition and also accommodated the transgranular failure during dynamic loading.
Title: CHARACTERIZATION OF THE EMBRITTLEMENT TENDENCY OF A CATHODICALLY POLARIZED SUPERFERRITIC STAINLESS STEEL IN SEAWATER (HYDROGEN DAMAGE, INTERGRANULAR).
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Name(s): KRISHNAMURTHY, RAVI M.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hartt, William H., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 66 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: In order to investigate the cracking tendency of cathodically polarized SEACURE superferritic stainless steel, a series of potentiostatically controlled tests were conducted in flowing natural seawater. U-bend and tensile specimens were used to determine the threshold potential and limiting fracture stress. The microstructure was examined using a metallurgical microscope and a chemical analysis was conducted across the grain boundary. These results were then correlated to hydrogen assisted cracking, by performing SEM and EDAX analyses on fractured U-bend and tensile samples. Finally a model was developed which explained the predominantly intergranular cracking in the static stress condition and also accommodated the transgranular failure during dynamic loading.
Identifier: 14325 (digitool), FADT14325 (IID), fau:11132 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1986.
Subject(s): Steel--Fracture
Sea-water corrosion
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