Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of aluminium alloys

Kannan, M. Bobby, Bala Srinivasan, P., and Raja, V.S. (2011) Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of aluminium alloys. In: Raja, V.S., and Shoji, T., (eds.) Stress Corrosion Cracking: theory and practice. Elsevier, Cambridge, UK, pp. 307-340.

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The stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behaviour of aluminium alloys has been studied for the past five decades and is still a research area of high interest due to the demand for higher strength aluminium alloys for fuel saving. This chapter brings out the general understanding of the SCC mechanism(s) and the critical metallurgical issues affecting the SCC behaviour of aluminium alloys. The developments made so far with regard to alloying and heat treatment of aluminium alloys for high SCC resistance are discussed. An overview of the available literature on the SCC of aluminium alloy weldments and aluminium alloy metal matrix composites are also presented.

Item ID: 17569
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-84569-673-3
Keywords: aluminium alloys, stress corrosion cracking mechanisms, precipitates, weldment, composites
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 02:14
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8611 Basic Metal Products (incl. Smelting, Rolling, Drawing and Extruding) > 861101 Basic Aluminium Products @ 100%
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