Effect of cold work and processing orientation on the SCC behavior of Alloy 600

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Cold work accelerates SCC growth rates in Alloy 600. However, the variation in crack growth rates generated from cold worker material has been significant, and the effect has been difficult to quantify. A study was performed in hydrogenated water adjusted to pH 10.2 to systematically evaluate the effect of cold work on Alloy 600 as a function of temperature, amount of cold work, stress intensity factor, and processing orientation. Cold work was introduced into the material by either tensile prestraining or cold rolling plate product. Crack growth rates were determined between 252 and 360 C, stress intensity factors between 21 ... continued below

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Moshier, W.C. & Brown, C.M. March 1, 1999.

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Cold work accelerates SCC growth rates in Alloy 600. However, the variation in crack growth rates generated from cold worker material has been significant, and the effect has been difficult to quantify. A study was performed in hydrogenated water adjusted to pH 10.2 to systematically evaluate the effect of cold work on Alloy 600 as a function of temperature, amount of cold work, stress intensity factor, and processing orientation. Cold work was introduced into the material by either tensile prestraining or cold rolling plate product. Crack growth rates were determined between 252 and 360 C, stress intensity factors between 21 and 55 MPa{radical}m, and yield strengths between 201 and 827 MPa. The material with the highest yield strength was cold rolled and tested in the longitudinal-transverse (LT) and short-transverse (ST) orientations. Crack growth rates increased with increasing temperature, stress intensity factor, and yield strength. Furthermore, crack growth rates were a strong function of the processing orientation in the cold rolled plate, with growth rates being approximately an order of magnitude greater in the ST orientation compared to the LT orientation. Crack growth rates in the LT orientation were measured between 0.003 and 1.95 {times} 10{sup {minus}9} m/s and between 0.066 and 6.3 {times} 10{sup {minus}9} m/s in the ST orientation. Activation energies were slightly greater in the ST orientation, ranging from 154 to 191 kcal/mole, compared to activation energies between 126 and 157 kJ/mole in the LT orientation. The results of this study demonstrate that although cold work can be used to accelerate SCC, the orientation of crack growth can significantly affect the results, and must be taken into account when analyzing data from cold worked material.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99002034

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  • Corrosion/99, San Antonio, TX (United States), 25 Apr 1999

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  • Other: DE99002034
  • Report No.: WAPD-T--3227
  • Report No.: CONF-990401--
  • Grant Number: AC11-93PN38195
  • DOI: 10.2172/329549 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 329549
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681692

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Moshier, W.C. & Brown, C.M. Effect of cold work and processing orientation on the SCC behavior of Alloy 600, report, March 1, 1999; West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681692/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.