The role of microtexture in hydrogen-induced crack interaction and coalescence is investigated in line pipe steels using electron backscatter diffraction. Experimental evidence shows that, depending on the local grain orientation, crack interaction and coalescence can depart from the conditions predicted by the mixed-mode fracture mechanics of isotropic linear elastic materials. Stress simulation and microtexture analysis are used to explain the experimental observations. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Venegas, V., Caleyo, F., Baudin, T., Hallen, J. M., & Penelle, R. (2009). Role of microtexture in the interaction and coalescence of hydrogen-induced cracks. Corrosion Science, 1140-1145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2009.02.010