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Gaseous Hydrogen Embrittlement of Materials in Energy Technologies
Volume 2

Mechanisms, Modelling and Future Developments
edited by Richard P. Gangloff

This important two-volume work provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the latest research into managing hydrogen embrittlement in energy technologies.

Volume 2: Mechanisms, Modelling and Future Developments is divided into three parts.

Part One addresses the mechanisms of hydrogen interactions with metals including chapters on the adsorption and trap-sensitive diffusion of hydrogen and its impact on deformation and fracture processes.

Part Two investigates modern methods of modelling hydrogen damage so as to predict material-cracking properties.

Part Three deals with future directions in science and engineering to manage the hydrogen embrittlement of high-performance metals in energy systems.

Coverage includes:

  • safety, durability, performance and economic operation of using gaseous hydrogen at high pressure
  • mechanisms of hydrogen embrittlement including absorption, diffusion and trapping of hydrogen in metals
  • modelling hydrogen-induced damage and assessing service life
  • mechanisms of hydrogen interaction with metals and how they can be modelled


Part 1: Mechanisms of Hydrogen Interactions with Metals

1. Hydrogen adsorption on the surface of metals

  • Adsorption effect
  • Elementary processes in adsorption
  • The structure of the H-Me adsorption complex
  • Kinetic equations and equilibrium

2. Analysing hydrogen in metals: bulk thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS) methods

  • Principle of thermal desorption spectroscopy measurements (TDS)
  • Experimental aspects of thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS)
  • Complementary techniques

3. Analysing hydrogen in metals: surface techniques

  • Available techniques for analysing hydrogen
  • Methods for analysing hydrogen in metals: basic principles
  • Applications of hydrogen analysis methods
  • Ion beam-based methods

4. Hydrogen diffusion and trapping in metals

  • Solubility of hydrogen in metals
  • Principles of hydrogen diffusion and trapping
  • Modelling of hydrogen diffusion and trapping
  • Measurement of hydrogen diffusion
  • Hydrogen diffusion data

5. Control of hydrogen embrittlement of metals by chemical inhibitors and coatings

  • Chemical barriers to hydrogen environment embrittlement (HEE): gaseous inhibitors
  • Physical barriers to (HEE)

6. The role of grain boundaries in hydrogen induced cracking (HIC) of steels

  • Impurity effects
  • Temper embrittlement and hydrogen
  • Tempered-martensite embrittlement and hydrogen

7. Influence of hydrogen on the behavior of dislocations

  • Dislocation motion
  • Evidence for hydrogen dislocation interactions

Part 2: Modelling Hydrogen Embrittlement

8. Modelling hydrogen induced damage mechanisms in metals

  • Pros and cons of proposed mechanisms
  • Evolution of decohesion models
  • Evolution of shear localization models

9. Hydrogen effects on the plasticity of face-centred cubic (ffc) crystals

  • Study of dynamic interactions and elastic binding by static strain ageing (SSA)
  • Modelling in the framework of the elastic theory of discrete dislocations
  • Experiments on face centred cubic (fcc) single crystals oriented for single glide

10. Continuum mechanics modelling of hydrogen embrittlement

  • Basic concepts
  • Crack tip fields: asymptotic elastic and plastic solutions
  • Crack tip fields: finite deformation blunting predictions
  • Application of crack tip fields and additional considerations
  • Stresses around dislocations and inclusions

11. Degradation models for hydrogen embrittlement

  • Subcritical intergranular cracking under gaseous hydrogen uptake
  • Subcritical ductile cracking: gaseous hydrogen exposure at pressures less than Mpa or internal hydrogen

12. Effect of inelastic strain on hydrogen-assisted fracture of metals

  • Hydrogen embrittlement processes and assumptions
  • Hydrogen damage models and assumptions
  • Diffusion with dynamic trapping

13. Development of service life prognosis systems for hydrogen energy devices

  • Current techniques for control of cracking in safety critical structures
  • Future developments in crack control using prognostic systems
  • Prognostic systems for crack control in hydrogen energy technologies

Part 3: The Future

14. Gaseous hydrogen embrittlement of high-performance metals in energy systems: future trends

  • Theory and modeling
  • Nanoscale processes
  • Dynamic crack tip processes
  • Interfacial effects of hydrogen
  • Measurement of localized hydrogen concentration
  • Loading mode effects
  • Hydrogen permeation barrier coatings
  • Advances in codes and standards


Also available:
Volume 1: The Problem, Its Characterisation and Effects on Particular Alloy Classes

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Gaseous Hydrogen Embrittlement of Materials
in Energy Technologies
Volume 2

Mechanisms, Modelling and Future Developments
edited by Richard P. Gangloff
2012 • 520 pages • $269.00 + shipping
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