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Gaseous hydrogen embrittlement of materials in energy technologies: The problem, its characterisation and effects on particular alloy classes
Woodhead Publishing Ltd, January 2012, Pages: 864
This important two-volume book reviews the problem of degradation of metals and other materials exposed to hydrogen. The first part of volume one begins by discussing how the problem of gaseous hydrogen embrittlement affects such sectors as the petrochemicals, automotive, nuclear and other energy industries. Part two reviews ways of characterising and testing for hydrogen-assisted fatigue and fracture. A final group of chapters analyse the ways gaseous hydrogen embrittlement affects high-performance steels, superalloys, titanium and aluminium alloys.
Part 1 The hydrogen embrittlement problem: Hydrogen production and containment
- Hydrogen-induced disbonding and embrittlement of steels used in petrochemical refining
- Assessing hydrogen embrittlement in automotive hydrogen tanks
- Gaseous hydrogen issues in nuclear waste disposal
- Hydrogen embrittlement in nuclear power systems
- Standards and codes to control hydrogen-induced cracking in pressure vessels and pipes for hydrogen gas storage and transport.
Part 2 Characterisation and analysis of hydrogen embrittlement: Fracture and fatigue test methods in hydrogen gas
- Mechanics of modern test methods and quantitive-accelerated testing for hydrogen embrittlement
- Metallographic and Fractographic techniques for characterising and understanding hydrogen-assisted cracking of metals
- Fatigue crack initiation and fatigue life of metals exposed to hydrogen
- Effects of hydrogen on fatigue-crack propagation in steels.
Part 3 The hydrogen embrittlement of alloy classes: Hydrogen embrittlement of high-strength steels
- Hydrogen trapping phenomena in martensitic steels
- Hydrogen embrittlement of carbon steels and their welds
- Hydrogen embrittlement of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels and their welds
- Hydrogen embrittlement of austenitic stainless steels and their welds
- Hydrogen embrittlement of nickel, cobalt and iron-based superalloys
- Hydrogen effects in titanium alloys
- Hydrogen embrittlement of aluminium and aluminium-based alloys
- Hydrogen-induced degradation of rubber seals.
Richard P. Gangloff is the Ferman W. Perry Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
Brian P. Somerday is a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, USA. Both editors are world authorities in the field of hydrogen embrittlement.