2014 №06 (05) DOI of Article
2014 №06 (07)

The Paton Welding Journal 2014 #06
The Paton Welding Journal, 2014, #6-7, 31-34 pages  



E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU. 11 Bozhenko Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail:
This work investigates the peculiarities of formation of residual hydrogen as a result of plastic strain of metal, containing diffusible hydrogen. Characteristic of this process is increase of content of hydrogen trapped by dislocations, [H]def. It is testified by appearance of a peak in thermodesorption spectrum with maximum rate of removal at 150-170 °C as well as rise of [H]def at increase of plastic strain level. Also, it was experimentally showed that [H]def reduces after long period of storage of deformed specimens at room temperature. This confirms reversible nature of dislocations as hydrogen traps. A value of hydrogen diffusion coefficient in the plastically deformed weld metal is determined by interaction of hydrogen with dislocations and being 3 orders lower than for the undeformed metal. The experiments showed that rise of metal strength provides for reduction of value of plastic strain, at which fracture takes place, under effect of diffusible hydrogen. At that, content of [H]def in the moment of fracture also significantly decreases with increase of metal strength. 12 Ref., 3 Tables, 5 Figures.
Keywords: diffusible hydrogen, residual hydrogen, deformation-trapped hydrogen, plastic strain, hydrogen thermodesorption analysis
Received:                25.04.14
Published:               28.09.14
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