Susceptibility of a Dual Phase Steel to Hydrogen Embrittlement

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T. S. Sudarshan, N. C. Pruitt, M. R. Louthan

Department of Materials Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va. 24061

T. A. Place

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83843

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 107(4), 343-345 (Oct 01, 1985) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3225830 History: Received October 11, 1984; Online September 15, 2009


Dual phase steels are used in many applications for which electroplating is required. Hydrogen absorption and consequent loss of strength and ductility is therefore possible. Tensile tests and subsequent fractographic analysis of charged and uncharged specimens of a dual phase steel showed that hydrogen absorption resulted in deterioration of tensile properties. The deterioration was attributed to weakening of interfaces between ferrite and other constituents.

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