Stress corrosion aspects

Stress corrosion in double bottom. source: Wilhelm butler wang
Wilhelm Butler Wang

Chief Officer 10 Nov 2017| 10:20 (GMT+1)

Stress corrosion aspects

Theoretically the stress corrosion cracking (SCC) it is the product of the jointactions of the tensile stresses (heavy loads and residual stress from manufacturing) 12 and a corrosive environment. But in this case, the early appearance and agressevity ofthe corrosion process could have another cause: mechanical shock. During port stay the loading and discharging operations can have a huge impactover the tank top and cargo holes in terms of material stress. Many ...
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