Evaluation of Corrosion Fatigue Crack Propagation Characteristics of TMCP Steel in Synthetic Seawater under Cathodic Protection
In this research, corrosion fatigue tests using tensile strength of 490MPa TMCP steel were performed in synthetic seawater condition to investigate the corrosion fatigue crack propagation characteristics. The influence of cathodic protection at -800mV vs. SCE on the corrosion fatigue crack propagation behavior was investigated. Relationships between da/dN versus ΔK for the material were obtained by two types of test specimens. In the present study, F(α,β) versus α(= 2a/W) relationship for the CCT specimen was calculated by J integral approach, while that for the CT specimen was determined from ASTM E647. It is found that the fatigue crack propagation rate of TMCP steel in synthetic seawater condition is faster than that in air condition at least twice. Also, it is observed that the fatigue crack propagation rate of steel with cathodic protection is in between those of seawater condition without cathodic protection and air condition.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
W. B. Kim and J. K. Paik, "Evaluation of Corrosion Fatigue Crack Propagation Characteristics of TMCP Steel in Synthetic Seawater under Cathodic Protection", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 1145-1148, 2007