Stress Corrosion Cracking in Space Applications Workshop

Stress Corrosion Cracking in Space Applications Workshop Stress Corrosion Cracking in Space Applications Workshop
  • Contact

    the Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC

  • Working language

    English

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Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) is a very treacherous and complex phenomenon occurring occurs in engineering materials, typically metals, but also ceramics and polymers, by slow environmentally induced crack propagation. Cracks can initiate and propagate with little outside evidence of corrosion and in many cases its mechanisms have not been fully understood.

This workshop is organised in recognition of this fact and that for special space applications, like propulsion systems, no standard qualification methods and procedures exist with respect to the SCC resistance of materials in special environments. In this light, it is felt that sharing and refreshing the existing knowledge and practical experience will be of great benefit to European industry. It will also be another step towards the standardisation of stress-corrosion testing and a European SCC materials database.

The scope of the workshop is to promote the discussion and exchange of knowledge among the European industry and research centres that have experience or are interested in the subject of stress-corrosion cracking of materials exposed to severe marine or hazardous environments.

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