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Modification to a testing assembly to enable strain-life measurements in pressurized hydrogen gas

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Author(s)

Peter Bradley, May Ling Martin, Matthew Connolly, Robert Amaro, Damian Lauria, Andrew Slifka

Abstract

Strain-controlled fully-reversed fatigue testing, or strain-life testing, provides critical information on material lifetime and damage response. Strain-life data in hydrogen gas environments is missing in the literature and could provide valuable insights into hydrogen effects on the mechanical response of metals such as steels. We adapted existing hydrogen-gas-environment mechanical-testing equipment, which had been designed only for tensile loads, to accommodate the large compressive loads needed to perform strain-life testing. The considerations of these adaptations are discussed. Successful strain-life testing data was acquired from a 4130 pressure vessel steel.
Citation
Review of Scientific Instruments
Issue
94

Keywords

Extensometer, Machining, Materials properties, Mechanical properties, Crack initiation and detection, Fatigue testing, Strain gauge, Stress strain relations

Citation

Bradley, P. , Martin, M. , Connolly, M. , Amaro, R. , Lauria, D. and Slifka, A. (2023), Modification to a testing assembly to enable strain-life measurements in pressurized hydrogen gas, Review of Scientific Instruments, [online], https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0131798, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=935654 (Accessed June 24, 2024)

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Created August 25, 2023, Updated August 29, 2023