Project

Mechanical assessment of metals after gaseous hydrogenation.

Duration
01 December 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Destructive and non-destructive testing of materials
    • Materials science and engineering not elsewhere classified
    • Metals and alloy materials
    • Metallurgical engineering not elsewhere classified
Keywords
Energy transition hydrogenation hydrogen/metal interaction mechanical degradation
 
Project description

Hydrogen gas is currently considered as the best potential replacement for fossil fuels, during the ongoing energy transition. However, the interaction between hydrogen and metals results in unpredictable material failure. Via the requested technologically advanced equipment, the specific characteristics of this interaction can be analysed, both on a microstructural, as on a macroscopic level to evaluate the material’s mechanical integrity.