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Hydrogen and Materials Integrity Workshop

Welcome to the 2nd hydrogen and materials integrity workshop hosted by SINTEF and NTNU in Trondheim, 6-7th June, 2023.


NTNU, Gløshaugen, Realfagbygget, Auditorium R8
Høgskoleringen 5, 7034 Trondheim
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08:15 - 08:50 Registration
08:50 - 10:15 Hydrogen transport pipelines
Chair: Mons Hauge, Equinor

  • 08:50 Welcome, Vigdis Olden, SINTEF
  • 09:00 Introductory talk, Eli Aamot, SINTEF and Richard Markeson, Gassco
  • 09:15 Retrofitting existing pipelines towards hydrogen transport and storage: experimental-numerical investigation of fracture resistance at multiple scales, Stijn Hertelé, Ghent University
  • 09:35 Characterization of gaseous hydrogen embrittlement using sub-size specimens: application to steel pipelines and weld, Yazid Madi, Mines Paris Tech
  • 09:55 1INPEX-Kyushu University joint project on hydrogen embrittlement of natural gas pipeline steels, Masanobu Kubota, Kyushu University

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:50 Hydrogen realated fractures
Chair: Prof. Hisao Matsunaga, Kyushu University

  • 10:30 Impact of Environmental Conditions on Tensile Ductility of Pure Nickel in High-Pressure Gaseous Hydrogen, Junichiro Yamabe, Fukuoka University
  • 10:50 Hydrogen embrittlement in martensitic-austenitic advanced ultrahigh-strength steels, Sakari Pallaspuro, Oulo University
  • 11:10 Recent research conducted on the HYCOMAT platform, a collection of devices designed to investigate the compatibility between metals and gaseous hydrogen, Gilbert Hénaff, ENSMA
  • 11:30 Effect of water vapor and H2S content on the hydrogen embrittlement sensitivity of low alloy steels for underground storage, Lisa Blanchard, CEA

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:20 Modelling of hydrogen diffusion and fracture
Chair: Prof. Zhiliang Zhang, NTNU

  • 13:00 Computational predictions of hydrogen-assisted failures, Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, Imperial College
  • 13:20 Coupled hydrogen diffusion finite element modelling using ABAQUS UMAT/UMATHT, Adrienne Muth, Fraunhofer
  • 13:40 Strain rate influence on hydrogen embrittlement predicted by numerical modelling for an additively manufactured 316L steel, Andrés Díaz, University of Burgos
  • 14:00 Finite element simulation of hydrogen transport coupled with various thermomechanical loadings, Yann Charles, Sorbonne Paris North University

14:20 - 14:40 Break

14:40 - 16:00 Hydrogen uptake, diffusion and trapping
Chair: Prof. Kim Verbeken, Ghent University

  • 14:40 The potential of thermal desorption spectroscopy to determine the hydrogen trapping characteristics, Tom Depover, Ghent University
  • 15:00 Hydrogen diffusion and trapping in a low alloy steel containing micro-porosity, Frédéric Christien, University Lyon Centre SMS
  • 15:20 Design of the Grain boundary networks to manage the diffusion of hydrogen, Jamaa Bouhattate, La Rochelle University
  • 15:40 Hydrogen uptake in steels from cathodic charging process in aquas electrolyte and gaseous hydrogen charging, Markus Uhlirsh, Swerim
  • 16:00 Closing day 1
  • 19:00 Dinner at Ringve Museum


09:00 - 10:00 Hydrogen embrittlement in advanced materials
Chair: Senior Expert Jader Furtado, Air Liquide International

  • 09:00 Hydrogen-associated Decohesion and Localized Plasticity in a high-Mn high-Al two Phase Lightweight Steel, Xizhen Dong - Max-Planck institute
  • 09:20 Hydrogen induced failure in Ti6Al4V0.1Ru alloy, Dilson S. dos Santos, UFRJ
  • 09:40 Hydrogen management in advanced high strength steels, Wenwen Song, Aachen University

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 12:00 Safe pipelines for hydrogen transport. Main take aways from the HyLINE project
Chair: Dr. Mihaela Eliza Cristea, Tenaris

  • 10:15 Hydrogen uptake and diffusion, Roy Johnsen, NTNU/Catalina Musinoi Hagen, SINTEF
  • 10:35 Nano and micro scale effects, Anette Brocks Hagen, SINTEF
  • 10:55 Mechanical performance, Antonio Alvaro, SINTEF
  • 11:15 Structural integrity assessment, Zhiliang Zhang, NTNU
  • 11:35 End and closing remarks

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

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Høgskoleringen 5, 7034 Trondheim