Modell zur Simulation der Lebensdauervorhersage bei Druckwasserstoffangriff

Translated title of the contribution: Model for Simulation of life cycle prediction during high pressure hydrogen charge

Pouyan Golestaneh

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


Hydrogen has become a promising environmentally friendly energy source and is of increasing relevance in energy and mobility industry. Due to its small atomic diameter hydrogen easily can diffuse through most metals. Steels can suffer hydrogen embrittlement due to uptake of atomic hydrogen into the lattice. Embrittlement cannot be predicted. This is the starting point of the present thesis. The goal was to establish a numerical finite element model to predict uptake and effusion of hydrogen in steels. When the critical hydrogen concentration of a steel is known, by simulation concentration profiles as function of time, temperature and microstructure (mainly trap distribution) can be generated quantitatively. A numerical model for hydrogen uptake and effusion based on a modified and improved Oriani model was introduced to Abaqus. The improved model was developed by Fischer and Svoboda and further extended. Boundary conditions were determined. By use of the simulation hydrogen distribution in components under different charging conditions (temperature and hydrogen partial pressure) can be estimated. This is possible also for experimentally complex conditions such as 600 °C and 1000 bar of hydrogen pressure.
Translated title of the contributionModel for Simulation of life cycle prediction during high pressure hydrogen charge
Original languageGerman
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Mori, Gregor Karl, Supervisor (internal)
Award date18 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

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  • pressure hydrogen
  • hydrogen embrittlement
  • finite element model
  • life cycle prediction
  • trapping of hydrogen

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