Application of Paris' law for estimation of hydrogen-assisted fatigue crack growth

Ali Rajabipour, Robert E. Melchers

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Based on the general form of Paris' law a new method is proposed for estimating the rate of cracking of metals under Hydrogen-Assisted Fatigue. It is based on relating the fatigue crack growth rate of hydrogen embrittled metal to the fatigue crack growth rate of the metal without hydrogen embrittlement. One-dimensional hydrogen diffusion is assumed. Simulations using the proposed method on steel types X52, X70-80 and X80 are in agreement with published experimental tests results. The new method obviates numerical modelling of crack propagation and much reduces the computational costs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3640
Pages (from-to)357-363
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Fatigue
Issue numberNovember
Early online date3 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes


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