This SpringerBrief discusses the determination and classification of the ambient temperature corrosion and stress corrosion properties of aerospace structural alloys, with emphasis on (1) aluminium alloys, modern (3rd generation) aluminiumlithium alloys, stainless steels and titanium alloys and (2) some of the issues involved. Standard /reference data on environmental properties, including corrosion and stress corrosion, are mandatory for the qualification and certification of materials for aerospace vehicles, and also for the design of actual structures and components. Recommendations for further testing and evaluation are given at appropriate points in the text. The book concludes with a summary of the main topics.
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1. Introduction.- 2. Corrosion.- 3. Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC).- 4. Environmental severities: natural/outdoor versus accelerated testing.- 5. Aluminium-lithium alloys: some corrosion and SCC issues.- 6. Stainless steels: some corrosion and SCC issues.- 7. Titanium alloys: special issues and aspects concerned with SCC testing.- 8. Summary.- Acknowledgements.- References.