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Acoustic Emission Analysis of Stress Corrosion Cracking in Type 304 Stainless Steels

Jaishanker Shrinivasan Brihmadesam, N. J. McCormick

Nuclear Technology

Volume 29 / Number 1 / April 1976 / Pages 127-135


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Past experiments to demonstrate the feasibility of using acoustic emission analysis to detect stress corrosion crack growth during proof testing have been performed for Type 304 stainless steel. There was little or no acoustic emission at operating stress levels, where the operating stress intensity factor was 58.0 ksi ., but emission increased to a maximum at the proof stress intensity factor of 73.0 ksi . for specimens that were given stress relief anneal and at a proof stress intensity factor of 102.0 ksi . for specimens heat treated at higher temperatures.

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