Fatigue characteristics of a type 304 austenitic stainless steel in hydrogen gas environment

Y. Aoki, K. Kawamoto, Y. Oda, Hiroshi Noguchi, K. Higashida

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Abstract

The effects of a hydrogen gas environment on the fatigue characteristics of a type 304 austenitic stainless steel were investigated and the following results were obtained. The hydrogen effect is not clearly seen by judging fatigue life diagram. However, crack initiation retards and crack propagation accelerates in hydrogen gas environment. The retardation seems to be caused by the absence of oxygen and water vapour. The acceleration seems to be caused by the intrinsic hydrogen effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-288
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Volume133
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics

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