TopicB: Structural Materials
Automotive, aerospace, oil-gas and engineering industries face on daily basis the failure of steel alloy materials due to delayed cracking, hydrogen embrittlement and localised corrosion. In general the design of steels is based on the control of the mechanical properties by the effective microstructural control, even though microstructure of the steels plays a very important role in the overall performance behavior, including electrochemical properties. Understanding the correlation between microstructure and delayed cracking, hydrogen embrittlement and localised corrosion is a very complex research that requires a multidisciplinary approach with close interaction of diverse expertise on metallurgy, electrochemistry and corrosion engineering. This symposium at MSE 2016 conference aims to present state-of-the-art scientific researches on the relations between microstructure, hydrogen embrittlement and corrosion properties of steels as well as novel characterization techniques to investigate these aspects of the steel science. This symposium will also be a platform bringing together academy and industry on this multidisciplinary field.