Pre-exposure embrittlement of sensitized alumimium-magnesium alloy, 5083-H116
May 29-June 3, 2016
Environment-sensitive fracture of aluminum-magnesium alloys containing above ~3 wt% magnesium historically has been considered under anodic-dissolution control. Information from more recent studies, however, suggests a hydrogen-related process is also often involved. Further evidence supporting the involvement of a hydrogen-related process of during Intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) will be presented using information gleaned from smooth and pre-cracked test specimens, previously sensitized over a range of temperatures in both ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ conditions and then subjected to rising-load testing in a range of environments. A detailed evaluation of the IGSCC using X-ray computed tomography to provide 3-D images and ultra-high-resolution electron microscopy to characterize selected regions within intergranular stress corrosion cracks enables mechanistic insights.
N J H Holroyd, T L Burnett, M Seifi, and J J Lewandowski, "Pre-exposure embrittlement of sensitized alumimium-magnesium alloy, 5083-H116" in "International Workshop on the Environmental Damage in Structural Materials Under Static Load/Cyclic Loads at Ambient Temperatures", A.K. Vasudevan, Office of Naval Research (retired), USA Ronald Latanision, Exponent, Inc., USA Henry Holroyd, Luxfer, Inc. (retired) Neville Moody, Sandia National Laboratories, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2016). http://dc.engconfintl.org/edsm/23