Authors

1 Production and Metallurgy Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

2 Production and Metallurgy Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

The present study is attempted to investigate the influence of multicomponent Ni-alloy (BNi-2) on the hydrogen embrittlement (HE) behaviour of AISI 1018 steel by using cathodic protection and tensile test. The results show that the HE indexes (HEI) decrease notably when AISI 1018 steel is coated with BNi-2 alloy by DC sputtering process. This coating processes leads to decrease in HE susceptibility of the AISI 1018 steel, which can be rationalized to the enhancement in corrosion resistance and the decrease in hydrogen absorption of the AISI 1018 steel after coating.  The tensile strengths of bared samples were decreased with increasing charging time until 24 hours when stable at values 350 MPa. while the coated samples showed an increasement in the tensile strength from 570 MPa to 750 MPa. stabilization in strength at value of 600 MPa was observed after exceeding 48 hours. Also, the tensile test for uncoated specimens indicated a clear reduction on the modulus of elasticity compared with other coated ones.

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