PhaseFieldUEL A phase field formulation for hydrogen assisted cracking. We present a phase field modeling framework for hydrogen assisted cracking. The model builds upon a coupled mechanical and hydrogen diffusion response, driven by chemical potential gradients, and a hydrogen-dependent fracture energy degradation law grounded on first principles calculations. The coupled problem is solved in an implicit time integration scheme, where displacements, phase field order parameter and hydrogen concentration are the primary variables. We show that phase field formulations for fracture are particularly suitable to capture material degradation due to hydrogen. Specifically, we model (i) unstable crack growth in the presence of hydrogen, (ii) failure stress sensitivity to hydrogen content in notched specimens, (iii) cracking thresholds under constant load, (iv) internal hydrogen assisted fracture in cracked specimens, and (v) complex crack paths arising from corrosion pits. Computations reveal a good agreement with experiments, highlighting the predictive capabilities of the present scheme. The work could have important implications for the prediction and prevention of catastrophic failures in corrosive environments. The finite element code developed can be downloaded from url{}.

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  8. Wu, Jian-Ying; Huang, Yuli; Zhou, Hao; Nguyen, Vinh Phu: Three-dimensional phase-field modeling of mode I + II/III failure in solids (2021)
  9. Yoshioka, Keita; Mollaali, Mostafa; Kolditz, Olaf: Variational phase-field fracture modeling with interfaces (2021)
  10. Li, She; Cui, Xiangyang: (N)-sided polygonal smoothed finite element method (nSFEM) with non-matching meshes and their applications for brittle fracture problems (2020)
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