Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—The effect of hydrogen on the tensile properties of the SUH660 and SUS316L different materials welded joints was characterized in conjunction with the joint shape and weld defects. The butt welded joint specimen without weld defect fractured at the SUS316L base material, and did not cause hydrogen embrittlement (HE). However, the failure position of the spigot-lap welded joint specimen moved from the SUS316L base material to the weld part when hydrogen charging was applied. This resulted in a significant reduction of the elongation. It was presumed that the HE was induced by the stress concentration due to the weld shape. The weld defect induced HE in both joints. The weld defect was produced by incomplete penetration. It also caused incomplete mixing of the weld metal. Consequently, filler nickel segregated around the weld defect, then HE occurred.
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