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Metallographic Analysis of Corrosion Failures

  • V. Colangelo

Abstract

The proper analysis of a component failure can provide valuable assistance in determining the validity of a product design. Errors in selection and design as well as materials defects and shortcomings in processing can frequently be revealed. These problems can often be detected in prototype testing or early in production, which results in substantial savings in time and money. However, such analysis is often neglected. In many small organizations sophisticated materials and process engineering groups are not available. Too often, the responsibility falls to an engineer who lacks the background to interpret the available information.

Keywords

Fatigue Crack Austenitic Stainless Steel High Strength Steel Stress Corrosion Corrosion Fatigue 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Colangelo
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of the ArmyWatervliet ArsenalUSA

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