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Probing hydrogen effect on nanomechanical properties of X65 pipeline steel using in-situ electrochemical nanoindentation

Abstract

The hydrogen effect on a X65 carbon steel was investigated using in-situ electrochemical nanoindentation approach. The alterations in elastic behavior, pop-in load, and hardness under hydrogen-free and hydrogen-charged conditions in both ferrite and bainite were compared and discussed. The results demonstrated a non-affected elastic behavior by hydrogen in both microconstituents. The homogeneous and heterogeneous dislocation nucleation are proposed as the dominant mechanisms for pop-in behavior in ferrite and bainite, respectively. In addition, the reduction of pop-in load by hydrogen in both microconstituents indicates a hydrogen-enhanced dislocation nucleation in both homogenous and heterogeneous manners. Moreover, a hydrogen-induced hardness increment was detected in both microconstituents, which is related to the hydrogen-enhanced lattice friction on dislocations. Also, the more prominent hardness increment in bainite was caused by its significantly more trapping sites.

Category

Academic article

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 294689
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 294739

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • SINTEF Industry / Materials and Nanotechnology

Date

08.09.2021

Year

2021

Published in

Materials Science & Engineering: A

ISSN

0921-5093

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

824

Page(s)

1 - 10

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