The effect of hydrogen on fatigue strength of stainless steels was investigated. There were no definite differences in fatigue life of unnotched specimens between hydrogen-charged specimen (2.4-6.4ppm) and uncharged specimen (2.2ppm) of SUS 304. High content of hydrogen (10-100 ppm) was detected in a very thin surface layer, approximately at 100-200 (im from specimen surface of SUS 304 specimens hydrogen-charged for 336-672 hours. There were also no definite differences in fatigue life of unnotched specimens between hydrogen-charged specimen (1.8-5.8ppm) and uncharged specimen (0.1 ppm) of SUS 405. The uncharged specimens of 0.7 C-13 Cr steel (0.2 ppm) failed from subsurface non-metallic inclusions in surface layer. ODAs (Optically Dark Area) were not observed due to the tensile residual stress in the surface layer although the specimens failed in the high cycle regime of 107 cycles. Increasing hydrogen content from 0.2 ppm to 2.4-2.7 ppm, the fatigue strength and fatigue life were markedly decreased in 0.7C-13Cr steel.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering