Materials Science

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 538–543 | Cite as

A new method for quantitative determination of sensitivity of steels to hydrogen embrittlement

  • I. K. Pokhodnya
  • V. I. Shvachko
  • S. A. Kotrechko
  • Yu. Ya. Meshkov


We propose a new procedure for investigation of hydrogen embrittlement of steels. It is based on the use of a physically grounded quantitative criterion for reversible influence of hydrogen. This criterion is determined from the ratio between values of the actual fracture stress for a metal in hydrogenated and initial states. The procedure involves the use of standard cylindrical specimens, which are deformed by uniaxial tension in a prescribed temperature range. To illustrate the potentials of the new procedure, experimental results for hydrogen embrittlement of 09G2S steel are presented.


Hydrogen Structural Material Fracture Stress Quantitative Determination Uniaxial Tension 
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  • I. K. Pokhodnya
  • V. I. Shvachko
  • S. A. Kotrechko
  • Yu. Ya. Meshkov

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