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Revealing the stress corrosion cracking initiation mechanism of alloy 718 prepared by laser powder bed fusion assessed by microcapillary method

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behaviour of L-PBF processed alloy 718 in chloride-containing solution was revealed, utilizing the microcapillary method under constant tensile loading. Results were compared with conventionally produced counterparts. Passive layer resistance was compared quantitatively by implementing electrochemical polarization experiments, in as-received and under tensile loading states. Superior corrosion and SCC resistance of L-PBF specimens under tensile loading were identified. Submicron cracks were initiated adjacent to the subgrain boundaries and the underlying mechanisms were elucidated as the synergistic effect of various microstructural factors.
Journal: Corrosion
ISSN: 0010-938X
Volume: 208
Pages: 110642
Publication year:2022