Crystal Plasticity based Study to Understand the Interaction of Hydrogen, Defects and Loading in Austenitic Stainless Steel Single Crystals

Eugene Ogosi, Amir Siddiq* (Corresponding Author), Umair Bin Asim, Mehmet E. Kartal

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Abstract

A crystal plasticity-based finite element study is performed to understand hydrogen effects on void growth in single crystals of austenitic stainless steel. The model assumes plastic deformation is driven primarily by dislocation motion and captures the influence of hydrogen. Hydrogen effects are incorporated by assuming agreement with the hydrogen enhanced localised plasticity (HELP) mechanism. Despite experimental evidence, hydrogen effect on face centred cubic (FCC) crystals has hitherto not been considered in a numerical void growth model for a wide range of stress states. For the first time, the influence of hydrogen on void growth for different Lode parameters at single crystalline levels is investigated for a range of stress triaxialities in FCC crystals. Hydrogen was found to increase equivalent stresses and hardening responses for various stress triaxialities and Lode parameters. Hydrogen also induces higher void growth response at different stress states, and this was more pronounced at high stress triaxialities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 21 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Hydrogen Enhanced Localised Plasticity
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Crystal Plasticity
  • Stress Triaxiality
  • Lode Parameter
  • Void Growth

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