Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of copper and copper-based alloys

Kannan, M. Bobby, and Shukla, P.K. (2011) Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of copper and copper-based alloys. In: Raja, V.S., and Shoji, Tetsuo, (eds.) Stress Corrosion Cracking: theory and practice. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. 409-426.

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Abstract

This chapter summarizes stress corrosion cracking of copper and copper-based alloys in different chemical, thermal, and electrochemical environments. The chapter begins with description of different copper-based alloys and their common application. A description of different operating SCC mechanisms for the copper-based alloys is provided. Information regarding the chemical, thermal and electrochemical conditions that could induce SCC of the copper and copper-based alloys and additional details on the SCC mechanism of particular copper-based alloys in specific chemical conditions are also detailed. The role of secondary phase particles on SCC of copper-based alloys is discussed. SCC mitigation strategies for the copper-based alloys are discussed. A summary of the chapter is provided in the end. The aim of this chapter is to develop an understanding of SCC susceptibility of different copper-based alloys in different chemical environments.

Item ID: 17570
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: brass, tin bronze, cupronickel, aluminum bronze, secondary phase particles
ISBN: 978-1-84569-673-3
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 02:22
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8612 Fabricated Metal Products > 861206 Structural Metal Products @ 100%
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