THE EFFECTS OF THE CHEMICAL AGENT DECONTAMINANT, C1, ON THE STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF ALUMINUM ALLOYS

Authors
  1. Lenard, D.R.
  2. Moores, J.G.
  3. Starratt, D.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria BC (CAN)
Abstract
The breaking load method was used to determine whether repeated exposure to the chemical agent decontaminant, C1, during training exercises could cause stress corrosion cracking of aluminum structures and equipment. Specimens of aluminum alloy (AA) 7075-T651 were subjected to repeated immersion in a 30% aqueous solution of C1 under different applied loads for different exposure durations. The specimens were then broken to determine their residual breaking strengths. For comparison purposes, the method was also applied to specimens that were subjected to alternate immersion in sea water, which is known to cause stress corrosion cracking.
Keywords
C1 CHEMICAL AGENT DECONTAMINANT;7075-T651 ALUMINUM ALLOY
Report Number
DREP-TM-93-75 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 1993
Number of Pages
37
DSTKIM No
94-03649
CANDIS No
143687
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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