As hydrogen fuel cell technologies achieve market penetration, there is a growing need to characterize a range of structural metals that are used in the hydrogen environments that are encountered in gaseous hydrogen fuel systems. A review of existing data show that hydrogen can significantly accelerate fatigue crack growth of many common structural metals; however, comprehensive characterization of the effects of hydrogen on fatigue properties is generally lacking from the literature, even for structural metals that have been used extensively in high-pressure gaseous hydrogen environments. This report provides new testing data on the effects of hydrogen on fatigue of structural metals that are commonly employed in high-pressure gaseous hydrogen.
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Fatigue Crack Growth of Structural Metals for Hydrogen Service
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San Marchi, C, & Somerday, BP. "Fatigue Crack Growth of Structural Metals for Hydrogen Service." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 6: Materials and Fabrication, Parts A and B. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. July 17–21, 2011. pp. 851-857. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2011-57701
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