Effect of strain rate on hydrogen embrittlement susceptibility of twinning-induced plasticity steel pre-charged with high-pressure hydrogen gas

B. Bal, M. Koyama, G. Gerstein, H. J. Maier, K. Tsuzaki

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The effects of tensile strain rate on the hydrogen-induced mechanical and microstructural features of a twinning-induced plasticity (TWIP) steel were investigated using a Fe-23Mn-0.5C steel with a saturated amount of hydrogen. To obtain a homogeneous hydrogen distribution, high-pressure hydrogen gas pre-charging was performed at 423 K. Similar to previous studies on hydrogen embrittlement, the deterioration in the tensile properties became distinct when the strain rate was decreased from 0.6 × 10−3to 0.6 × 10−4s−1. In terms of microstructural features, hydrogen-precharging decreased the thickness of deformation twin plates, and it localized dislocation slip. Moreover, facets of the hydrogen-induced quasi-cleavage feature on the fracture surface became smoother with decreasing strain rate. In this study, we proposed that a combined effect of hydrogen segregation, slip localization, and thinning of twin plates causes the hydrogen embrittlement of TWIP steels, particularly at a low strain rate.

ジャーナルInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
出版物ステータス出版済み - 9 14 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology