Hydrogen-enhanced fatigue crack growth in steels and its frequency dependence

Hisao Matsunaga, Osamu Takakuwa, Junichiro Yamabe, Saburo Matsuoka

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In the context of the fatigue life design of components, particularly those destined for use in hydrogen refuelling stations and fuel cell vehicles, it is important to understand the hydrogen-induced, fatigue crack growth (FCG) acceleration in steels. As such, the mechanisms for acceleration and its influencing factors are reviewed and discussed in this paper, with a special focus on the peculiar frequency dependence of the hydrogen-induced FCG acceleration. Further, this frequency dependence is debated by introducing some potentially responsible elements, along with new experimental data obtained by the authors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20160412
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2098
Publication statusPublished - Jul 28 2017

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  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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