International Symposium on Stress Corrosion Cracking in Structural Materials

Venue: Padova

Location: Padova, Italy

Event Date/Time: Aug 30, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 12, 2009
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The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers on the topic of stress corrosion from the government labs, industry and academia in a forum that permits discussions on the state of the art thinking in this field that can help move the technology forward to the application of life prediction of structural components.

The symposium will focus on the following topics:

Systematic variation of threshold KIscc and steady state (da/dt) on aqueous, gaseous & LME environments to understand the mechanisms
Role of hydrogen internal/external to the crack tip on KIscc & (da/dt)
Notch stress concentration effects on aqueous and gases environments
Load history effects on stress corrosion
Crack tip chemistry affecting SCC
Role of microstructure, slip mode, yield stress work hardening on stress corrosion
Electron microscopy
Modeling of the governing mechanisms
The scope of symposium includes, but not limited to, the fundamental understanding of Stress corrosion crack growth mechanisms at room temperature in structural metals, and alloys like: aluminum, steels, nickel, copper and magnesium alloys. Emphasis of papers on systematic evaluation of the governing parameters like: thresholds stress intensity factors, crack growth rates, and steady state behavior dealing with unifying principles governing the time-stress dependent crack growth phenomena are particularly welcome. Papers that are primarily focused on the characterization of material behavior in service, slow strain rate, composite materials and fatigue are discouraged, unless they include more fundamental understanding of the behavior is included.