Special Issue "Stress-Corrosion Cracking in Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: corrosion and protection of metals; cathodic protection; corrosion of rebars; corrosion engineering; failure analysis
Interests: Materials science; corrosion and corrosion protection; durability; metals; building materials
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Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) takes place due to the synergistic action of the environment on a susceptible material under tensile loading. SCC promotes the formation of cracks that can propagate, owing to the combined action of stress and environment, with a risk of rupture of structural components even at loads much lower than the tensile strength. Many alloys can exhibit stress corrosion cracking phenomena in unique environments. As a title of example, the susceptibility of high strength steels in the presence of hydrogen recombination poisons is well known in the oil and gas industry. Aluminum alloys—mainly age-hardening alloys—are susceptible to stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue in the presence of chlorides. Copper alloys suffer SCC in ammonium salt environments. Although several studies have been conducted in recent years, a full understanding of such phenomena is far from being reached. In addition, new joining and manufacturing technologies of materials and their effect on the material properties (friction stir welding, additive manufacturing, etc.) open the theme of qualification for the specific environment and application.
The aim of this Special Issue is to give an up-to-date overview of the stress corrosion cracking of materials, covering all its aspects, moving from the design through the mechanism to the qualification of new materials and processes.
Full papers, short communications, and reviews are welcome.
Prof. Tommaso Pastore
Dr. Sergio Lorenzi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Stress corrosion cracking
- Hydrogen embrittlement
- Hydrogen diffusion
- Corrosion fatigue
- High strength materials
- Environmentally assisted cracking