Effect of hydrogen on tensile properties of martenistic steels for fusion application

M. Beghini, G. Benamati, L. Bertini, R. Valentini

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The present work is aimed at giving a contribution to the characterisation of hydrogen embrittlement (HE) resistance of two martensitic steels, i.e. the modified F 82 H and the MANET. The study is based on tensile low strain rate tests, conducted on notched cylindrical specimens which were previously charged with hydrogen. In the case of modified F 82 H steel, two different heat treatments were considered, i.e. the as-received (AR) and the aged condition. The results of the tests indicated that the analysed steels show a noticeable reduction of the area reduction coefficient (Z%), even for rather low global hydrogen content. As an example, 1-2 wppm are sufficient to lower the Z% of mod. F 82 H to 14-18%, from the 35-40% value typical of the virgin material. In the paper, these results are discussed with the aid of microstructural investigations and SEM analysis which allowed to characterise the microstructural properties of the materials. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1295 - 1299
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberPART 2 B
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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