RP3.10-01: Molecular dynamics investigations of hydrogen-induced plastic deformation and failure
This research conducts molecular dynamics modelling studies on the effect of hydrogen on grain boundary (GB) activities for various material. Using the molecular dynamic modelling this work studies the hydrogen-induced deformation of metals by achieving the following objectives:
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|Commencement / End Date||October 2020 to March 2024|
|Outcomes / Impact||
The research advances the atomic-level understanding of hydrogen embrittlement (hydrogen-assisted GB decohesion and cracking) and provide mechanistic insights that may enable predictive GB engineering to design new structural metals with improved resistance to hydrogen embrittlement (HE). The improved understanding of HE will be beneficial to other FFCRC projects, such as RP3.1-06 (Study of hydrogen permeation through the pipe wall) and RP3.1-02 (Atom probe tomography for hydrogen interactions with steels).
|Partners||University of Wollongong|
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