Master of Science
Materials Science and Engineering
Stout, Robert D.
It is possible to delay cracking by the introduction of hydrogen through cathodic charging. Delayed cracking is a serious problem in steels and related to the phenomenon by which crack initiation and propagation take place a considerable time after inspection procedures and lead to catastrophic failures.
Kudva, Venkatesh Vaman, "Effect of cathodic charging on the crack sensitivity of steel weldments" (1963). Theses and Dissertations. 3140.