This paper reviews the current information on stress corrosion cracking in reactor applications for both boiling water and pressurized water reactors. The general problem of stress corrosion cracking in the iron-chromium-nickel alloys is reviewed. Following this, the current understanding of the mechanistic aspects of stress corrosion cracking will be reviewed. This will consider, in particular, effects of dissolved oxygen, alloy composition, and other possible contaminants in reactor systems. Various models for the stress corrosion cracking of iron-chromium-nickel alloys is summarized and critically evaluated. In addition to the consideration of stress corrosion cracking, the possible relationships between stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue are considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1973|