( Mechanical engineering : Materials )
Stress corrosion cracking is the formation of cracks in a material through the simultaneous action of a tensile
stress and a corrosive environment.
Stress corrosion cracking has become one of the main reasons for the failure of steam generator tubing.
Stress corrosion cracking is a type of corrosion that can happen when a stress is present, resulting in cracks
in the surface of metal.
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