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Title: Effects of microstructure banding on hydrogen assisted fatigue crack growth in X65 pipeline steels

Banded ferrite-pearlite X65 pipeline steel was tested in high pressure hydrogen gas to evaluate the effects of oriented pearlite on hydrogen assisted fatigue crack growth. Test specimens were oriented in the steel pipe such that cracks propagated either parallel or perpendicular to the banded pearlite. The ferrite-pearlite microstructure exhibited orientation dependent behavior in which fatigue crack growth rates were significantly lower for cracks oriented perpendicular to the banded pearlite compared to cracks oriented parallel to the bands. Thus the reduction of hydrogen assisted fatigue crack growth across the banded pearlite is attributed to a combination of crack-tip branching and impeded hydrogen diffusion across the banded pearlite.
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0142-1123; PII: S014211231500287X
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Fatigue
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 82; Journal Issue: P3; Journal ID: ISSN 0142-1123
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Office (EE-3F); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; fatigue crack growth; carbon steel; pearlite