Effect of Hydrogen on the Fretting Fatigue Properties of Metals

  • Masanobu KubotaEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter describes fretting fatigue of austenitic stainless steels in presence of hydrogen. The fretting fatigue strength is degraded by hydrogen and its mechanisms are revealed based on surface analysis and observations of fretting fatigue cracks and microstructures changed due to adhesion.


Hydrogen Fretting fatigue Austenitic stainless steel Adhesion Strain-induced martensitic transformation Oxide layer Hydrogen safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER)Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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