Black Metal for the Green Planet

Performance of advanced high-strength steels concerning fatigue, fracture, and hydrogen

Wednesday 24.11. 12.55 – Central European Time (CET), Finnish time +1 h.

The growing global interest towards tough and hydrogen resistant high-strength steels demands thorough understanding of the origins of their performance through the size-scales. This webinar brings a cross-cutting insight into current advances on the field.

The webinar is arranged by The Centre for Advanced Steels Research (CASR).  CASR forms a national centre of expertise focusing on the chemical, mechanical and physical metallurgy of steels, including control and information engineering and modelling. CASR covers about 100 researchers located in nine research groups from three faculties of the University of Oulu and from LUT University.

The webinar is free of charge and arranged on-line (Zoom). The participation link will be sent for the registered participants. Please, register here.

The official webpage of the webinar.


12.55 – 13.00 Opening words & welcome, Dr. Sakari Pallaspuro, University of Oulu (Finland)

13.00 – 13.15 The current and future challenges of high-strength steels with hydrogen, Professor Jukka Kömi, University of Oulu (Finland)

13.15 – 13.40 Modeling of Hydrogen Embrittlement at Different Scales, Professor Jianying He, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

13.40 – 14.05 Hydrogen trapping and embrittlement evaluated in martensitic Fe-(Al)-C steels, Assistant Professor Tom Depover, University of Ghent (Belgium)

14.05 – 14.10 Break

14.10 – 14.35 Effect of nonmetallic inclusions and trapped hydrogen on the very high cycle fatigue strength of UHSS, Dr. Bernd Schönbauer, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria)

14.35 – 15.00 Welding & Fatigue life of UHSS with defects, Dr. Jonas Hensel, Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany)

15.00 – 15.25 Hydrogen embrittlement in 500 HB steels tested with novel Tuning Fork test, M.Sc. Renata Latypova, University of Oulu (Finland)

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