Initiation of environmentally assisted cracking in high-temperature water

S. Wang, T. Shoji, N. Kawaguchi

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The initiation of environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) in simulated boiling water reactor (BWR) high-temperature water was studied on stainless steels using smooth specimens at static load. Cracks usually initiated from the surface scratches produced during machining. Based on crack cross-sectional observations, the initiation process was explained by metal oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Environmentally assisted cracking
  • High-temperature water
  • Initiation
  • Oxidation
  • Stainless steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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