Modeling Nucleation of Hydrogen Induced Cracking in Steels during Sour Service
A model, which can be used to illustrate the process of nucleation of hydrogen induced cracking (HIC) in steels during sour service, was developed with the aid of Gibbs theory. A set of criteria for crack nucleation were then derived from the model. Metallurgical parameters influencing the criteria and thusly the susceptibility of the material to HIC, which are measurable and controllable in industrial processing, were also advanced in the present article.
Yi Tan and Dongying Ju
W.J. Liu "Modeling Nucleation of Hydrogen Induced Cracking in Steels during Sour Service", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 675-677, pp. 983-986, 2011