77. Testing for Environmentally Assisted Cracking

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. R. D. Kane

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch77

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kane, R. D. (2011) Testing for Environmentally Assisted Cracking, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch77

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. iCorrosion LLC, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • testing for environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) - evaluation of compatibility between material and environment, conditions of applied or residual stress;
  • constant-load/deflection techniques - and tension tests;
  • fracture mechanics tests, and techniques - effects of metallurgical or environmental variables on EAC, with a sharp crack


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Constant-load/deflection techniques

  • Dynamic tests

  • Fracture mechanics tests

  • Definition of laboratory test environments for EAC evaluation

  • Summary

  • References