Our competence includes:
- Uptake and diffusivity of hydrogen
- Hydrogen influence on fracture resistance and fatigue properties
- Characterization of structure and fracture surfaces in the nano-micro length scale
- Damage analyses
- Predictive numerical models for the prediction of hydrogen influenced fracture and fatigue.
Mechanical testing and material characterization can be performed at length scales ranging from nano to macro (mm).
The SINTEF group working in this field has an extensive international network and work closely with NTNU. The competence is developed through direct project with the industry and research project financed by the Research council of Norway in collaboration with national and international industry and universities.
Recently (2019) SINTEF and NTNU received funding for national research infrastructure for research on this topic, related to transport, distribution and storage of hydrogen. It will provide a unique possibility to examine the materials integrity of structural components exposed to pressurized gaseous hydrogen.