Influence of Hydrogen on the Direction of Crack Propagation in Iron Using Computer Simulation

  • Mayes Mullins
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


The influence of hydrogen on the fracture behavior of α-iron was studied using computer simulation. The results indicate that the relative probability of (101) plane cleavage is enhanced compared with that for the (010) plane, although the lowest load for fracture is not decreased. Some limitations of the interatomic potentials used are discussed.


Hydrogen Embrittlement Interatomic Potential Hydrogen Effect Iron Lattice Nickel Single Crystal 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mayes Mullins
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  1. 1.Polyatomics Research InstituteMountain ViewUSA

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