|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5435708||1398119||2018||12 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود رایگان|
The susceptibility of the FeAl intermetallic alloy to hydrogen-assisted cracking was investigated by in situ fracture experiments using notched micrometre-sized specimens using an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM). The notched beams were loaded under two different environmental conditions: one in high vacuum (5Â ÃÂ 10â4Â Pa) to avoid hydrogen effects and one under a certain water vapor pressure (450Â Pa) to promote hydrogen uptake. The fracture behaviour on a non-ASTM-standard micro-sized specimen was successfully studied by the experimental approach, and the microstructure of the whole crack area was analysed by Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) techniques. Three crack growth stages were observed in all the specimens: i) elastic regime, ii) notch blunting and micro-crack formation; and iii) stable crack growth. We observed an accelerated crack propagation rate in specimens under hydrogen exposure. The hydrogen embrittlement phenomenon was found to occur because of the strong hydrogen-dislocation interactions. The combined effect of hydrogen-enhanced dislocation nucleation and hydrogen-restricted dislocation mobility is responsible for the hydrogen-enhanced cracking behaviour.
Graphical abstractThe crack propagation stages shown in the load-displacement curves for H-charged a1) and H-free a2) cases; the corresponding crack morphology a2) b2), deformation substructure revealed via t-ESBD a3) b3) and TEM bright field a4) b4) techniques for H-charged and H-free cases, respectively. All the scale bars are 500Â nm.Download high-res image (467KB)Download full-size image
Journal: Acta Materialia - Volume 142, 1 January 2018, Pages 236-247