Stress Distribution Analysis on Four Types of Stress Corrosion Cracking Specimen
Stress distribution analysis on four types of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) specimen is presented in this paper. This work was performed using commercial finite element based software, ANSYS. Two types of mesh arrangements, fixed mesh with different mesh size and adaptive mesh, were employed in this work to study the effect of mesh size on stress distribution of SCC specimen. Four types of SCC specimen were studied in this work, i.e. C-ring specimen, tensile test specimen, pre-crack cantilever beam specimen and U-bend specimen. Simulation result shows that stress distribution on the SCC specimen much affected by mesh size and arrangement, especially for specimen with notch. By performing the stress analysis, less effort needed in order to determine the location of corrosion potential measurement on the SCC specimen. This will be very helpful for future work of SCC study.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
S. Huzni et al., "Stress Distribution Analysis on Four Types of Stress Corrosion Cracking Specimen", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 194-199, 2011