Environment-Induced Cracking of Materials

1st Edition

Editors: Sergei Shipilov Russell Jones Jean-Marc Olive Raúl Rebak
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080446356
eBook ISBN: 9780080559445
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 16th November 2007
Page Count: 1000


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Environmental assisted cracking of metals is an important topic related to many industries in lives. Although the problem with this type of corrosion has been known for many years, the debate on the effects and possible remedies available under different environmental conditions is ongoing and topical.
Previous volumes have tended to concentrate on single aspects and causes (e.g. stress corrosion fracture), while ignoring other mechnisms such as hydrogen embrittlement, corrosion fatigue and more modern concerns such as the near neutral SCC pipelines).

Key Features

  • Presents an up-to-date and comprehensive view of this industrially important topic
  • The organisers of this conference have chosen authors who cover a diverse range of topics


Conference attendees, university libraries, research and testing laboratories, companies specialising in corrosion control and prevention, and other corrosion experts and consultants

Table of Contents


Section 1. Modeling Environmental Attack

  1. Science based probability modeling and life cycle engineering and management (R.P. Wei and D.G. Harlow)
  2. A model to predict the evolution of pitting corrosion and the pit-to-crack transition incorporating statistically distributed input parameters (A. Turnbull, L.N. McCartney and S. Zhou)
  3. Revisiting the film-induced cleavage model of SCC (A. Barnes, N. Senior and R.C. Newman)
  4. Crack tip strain rate equation with applications to hydrogen embrittlement and active path dissolution models of stress corrosion cracking (M.M. Hall, Jr.)
  5. Grain boundary engineering for crack bridging: a new model for intergranular stress corrosion crack (IGSCC) propagation (D.L. Engelberg, T.J. Marrow, R.C. Newman and L. Babout)
  6. Crevice scaling laws to investigate local hydrogen uptake in rescaled model occluded sites (J.R. Scully, M.A. Switzer and J.S. Lee)
  7. Modelling of the effect of hydrogen ion reduction on the crevice corrosion of titanium (K.L. Heppner and R.W. Evitts)
  8. Transport effects in environment-induced cracking (A.I. Malkin)
  9. Will finite-element analysis find its way to the design against stress corrosion cracking? (M. Vankeerberghen)
  10. Numerical modelling of hydrogen-assisted cracking (E. Viyanit and Th. Boellinghaus)Section 2. Crack Growth Mechanisms
  11. Critical issues in hydrogen assisted cracking of structural alloys (R.P. Gangloff)
  12. Towards understanding the mechanisms and kinetics of environmentally assisted cracking (S.P. Lynch)
  13. Effects of hydrogen charging on surface slip band morphology of a type 316L stainless steel (M. Ménard, J.M. Olive, A.-M. Bra


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About the Editor

Sergei Shipilov

Affiliations and Expertise

Metallurgical Consulting Services Limited, Toronto, Canada

Russell Jones

Affiliations and Expertise

Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, U.S.A.

Jean-Marc Olive

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bordeaux 1, France

Raúl Rebak

Affiliations and Expertise

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, U.S.A.