Comparison of constant load, SSRT and CSRT methods for hydrogen embrittlement evaluation using round bar specimens of high strength steels

Tetsushi Chida, Yukito Hagihara, Eiji Akiyama, Kengo Iwanaga, Shusaku Takagi, Masao Hayakawa, Hiroyuki Ohishi, Daisuke Hirakami, Toshimi Tarui

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Abstract

Resistance to hydrogen embrittlement of low alloy steels was evaluated based on their critical hydrogen content and critical stress. Constant load test (CLT), Slow Strain Rate Test (SSRT) and Conventional Strain Rate Test (CSRT) were carried out using JIS-SCM435 and V-added steels in six laboratories. It was confirmed that the same test results were obtained in different laboratories under the same test conditions. Furthermore, the relationships between diffusible hydrogen content and nominal fracture stress obtained by means of CLT and SSRT were similar to each other. In CSRT, the nominal fracture stress was higher than that in CLT and SSRT under the same absorbed hydrogen content in the specimens. In SSRT and CSRT, fracture surfaces showed Quasi-cleavage mode under small hydrogen content, while they showed Inter-granular fracture under large hydrogen content. In order to compare the three methods considering the concentration of hydrogen in stress field, locally accumulated hydrogen content under the same fracture stress is calculated. The locally accumulated hydrogen under the same applied stress, in other words, critical hydrogen content to hydrogen embrittlement, is the following order; SSRT < CLT < CSRT in JIS-SCM435, and CSRT < CLT ≓ SSRT in V-added steels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1268-1275
Number of pages8
JournalIsij International
Volume56
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • CSRT
  • Constant load test
  • Delayed fracture
  • High strength steel
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • SSRT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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