- Cocks, F. H. and Bradspies, J., SEPARATION OF CORROSION AND STRESS EFFECTS IN STRESS CORROSION: LOW ALLOY STEEL IN HOT MIXED NITRATE SOLUTIONS.,
Corrosion (Houston), vol. 28 no. 5
pp. 192 - 195 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
It is shown that the inhibition of stress corrosion by peening can best be accounted for in terms of the generation of a highly deformed surface layer within which preferred cracking paths (grain boundaries) have been disrupted, in addition to residual compressive stress effects. X-ray measurements were made to determine the residual compressive stress introduced by the peening treatment, the amount of retained austenite present in the specimens, and the composition of the oxide film formed during corrosion.