Recent advances on hydrogen embrittlement of structural materials

Mohsen Dadfarnia, Akihide Nagao, Shuai Wang, May L. Martin, Brian P. Somerday, Petros Sofronis

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    This paper presents a critical review of current understanding of the effect of hydrogen on fracture and fatigue of metals and alloys. First, microstructures found immediately beneath hydrogen-induced fracture surfaces in various materials are presented. Then, recent progress toward the fundamentals of hydrogen-induced fracture is reported. Lastly, a recent attempt to model hydrogen embrittlement by linking the macroscale (e.g. applied load and hydrogen content) and the operating microscopic degradation mechanism at the local microstructural defect level is reviewed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)223-243
    Number of pages21
    JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computational Mechanics
    • Modelling and Simulation
    • Mechanics of Materials


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