Hydrogen induced strain localization in Al-Zn-Mg-Cu aluminum alloys

Hang Su, Hiroyuki Toda, Ryohei Masunaga, Kentaro Uesugi, Akihisa Takeuchi, Yoshio Watanabe

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It has been well documented that solute hydrogen atoms increase the mobility of dislocations in metals and alloys, thus promoting highly localized deformation which eventually leads to the rupture of a material. However, little is known about the mechanism of hydrogen-enhanced dislocation mobility that influences the macroscopic fracture process. In this paper, the high resolution X-ray tomography is used to clarify the influence of hydrogen on the initiation and propagation of quasi cleavage fracture in Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys. The initiation and propagation of the quasi cleavage crack are discussed by measuring 3D strain distribution ahead of a crack tip in terms of hydrogen embrittlement models.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th International Conference on Fracture, ICF 2017 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 20 2017


Conference14th International Conference on Fracture, ICF 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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