Enviroumeutally assisted cracking (EAC) behavior is controlled by various parameters, which makes the experimental procedures very tedious for a overall understanding of the cracking process. In order to elucidate the effect of some of the most critical parameters ou EAC, a theoretical formulation has beeu developed and based on the numerical analyses, some of the mechanical, material aud enviroumeutal parameters, those affect the crackiug process significantly have beeu outlined. The effects of yield strength, strain hardeuiug exponent, loading mode, state of stress and repassivation kinetic behavior on the crack growth rate have beeu discussed based on the theoretical analyses. Experimeutal results of crack tip solution chemistry evaluation aud passive film characterization have been discussed.
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