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The 14th International Conference on Fracture (ICF14), Rhodes, Greece, June 18-23, 2017, main focus was in all aspects of structural integrity with the objective of improving the safety and performance of engineering structures, components, systems and their associated materials. ICF14 included two main tracks devoted to failure analysis of engineering materials and structures, and nanomaterials and nanostructures (MEMS and NEMS). ICF14 included invited lectures by eminent academics from around the world together with contributed oral and poster presentations covering all aspect of fracture and fatigue. During the conference Special Symposia covering major areas of research activity organized by members of the Scientific Advisory Board take place.

I presented a paper titled:


By: Milos B. Djukic, Gordana M. Bakic, Vera Sijacki Zeravcic, Bratislav Rajicic, Aleksandar Sedmak, Radivoje Mitrovic and Zarko Miskovic

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Serbia

at the ICF14, within the Special Symposium titled:

“Fatigue and fracture in aggressive environments: mechanisms and risk
assessment” – Hydrogen Embrittlement Topic (click on the link for Special Symposium program),

organized by Prof. Robert Akid, Prof. Ihor Dmytrakh and me (Prof. Milos B. Djukic) – members of the ICF14 Scientific Committee.

A Special Symposium – “Fatigue and fracture in aggressive environments: mechanisms and risk
assessment” was also listed on ICF14 website  within Special Symposia/Sessions section (No. 1 on the list).


All papers (15) presented at the Special Symposium“Fatigue and fracture in aggressive environments: mechanisms and risk
assessment” with hyperlinks  – abstracts (click on the title):

  1. Modelling The Early Stages Of Corrosion Fatigue,
    Robert Akid
  2. Implications Of Hydride-induced Embrittlement On Structural Integrity Analysis,
  3. Hotpits: The Darwin Approach To Assessing Risk Of Hot Corrosion-induced Fracture In Gas Turbine Components,
    Kwai Chan, Michael Enright, Jonathan Moody, Colin Thomas, Andrew Fast
  4. Fracture Assessment Of Hydrogen Assisted Cracking In Nickel Alloys Using Fracture Surface Topography Analysis (frasta),
    Dhinakaran Sampath, Robert Akid
  5. Mitigation Of Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking In Al-mg By Electrochemical Potential Control,
    Matthew McMahon, John Scully, James Burns
  6. A Structural Integrity Model For Hydrogen Embrittlement Of Low Carbon Steel And The Combined Effect Of Help And Hede Mechanisms On Macromechanical Properties,
    Milos B. Djukic, Gordana M. Bakic, Vera Sijacki Zeravcic, Bratislav Rajicic, Aleksandar Sedmak, Radivoje Mitrovic, Zarko Miskovic
  7. A Phase Field Method For Modeling Stress Corrosion Crack Propagation Induced By Anodic Dissolution,
    Thanh Tung Nguyen, Julien Rethore, Marie-Christine BAIETTO , Jose Bolivar, Marion Fregonese
  8. Effect Of Nickel In Solid Solution On The Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility Of Low Alloy Steels,
    Hans Husby
  9. Mechanistic Studies Of Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking Under Atmospheric Exposure Conditions,
    Patrick Steiner, James Burns
  10. Fatigue Crack Resistance Of Modern Materials For Turbogenerators & Gas Turbine In High Pressure And High Temperature Hydrogen,
    Alexander Balitskii
  11. Understanding The Mechanical Behaviour Of 718 And 625+ Nickel Base Superalloys Under Cathodic Protection,
    David Martelo Guarin, Anthony Cook, Robert Akid
  12. A Mechanistic Framework For Hydrogen Embrittlement,
    Emilio Martinez-Paneda, Susana del Busto, Covadonga Betegon
  13. Decohesion Laws For Predicting Hydrogen-induced Crack Growth In Ti-alloys,
    Kwai Chan
  14. Hydrogen Embrittlement Of Welded Joints Of Tram Rails In Aggressive Environments,
    Michal Kawiak, Aleksander Balitski
  15. The Operated Steel Degradation Peculiarities Of The Different Elements Of Power Steam Pipelines,
    Oleksandra Student, Halyna Krechkovska, Hryhoriy Nykyforchyn, Olha Zvirko

Other interesting papers related to the hydrogen embrittlement topic presented at the ICF14:


With Prof. Emmanuel E. Gdoutos, ICF14 Executive Chairman


With Prof. Zhiliang Zhang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology




Our recent article (2015):

Hydrogen Damage of Steels: A Case Study and Hydrogen Embrittlement Model

M.B. Djukic, V. Sijacki Zeravcic, G.M. Bakic, A. Sedmak, B. Rajicic, Hydrogen damage of steels: A case study and hydrogen embrittlement model, Engineering Failure Analysis, 2015, Volume 58, Part 2, pp. 485–498

About model of simultaneous action of hydrogen embrittlement mechanisms (HELP+HEDE) in steel and their effects on Mechanical Properties

Please check this post.

Paper – Link at Elsevier (click on text)

Paper – Link (free download ) at ResearchGate (click on text)

Our recent article (2016):

Hydrogen Embrittlement of Industrial Components: Prediction, Prevention and Model

Milos B. Djukic, Gordana M. Bakic, Vera Sijacki Zeravcic, Aleksandar Sedmak, and Bratislav Rajicic, Hydrogen Embrittlement of Industrial Components: Prediction, Prevention, and Models. CORROSION. 2016; 72(7): 943-961., http://dx.doi.org/10.5006/1958

A background for the analysis of the viable hydrogen embrittlement mechanisms: hydrogen-enhanced localized plasticity (HELP) and hydrogen-enhanced decohesion (HEDE) in a ferritic-pearlitic carbon steel and development of a model for structural integrity analysis is a literature overview about the current state of the art in hydrogen embrittlement modeling and studies (140 References), presented in this paper.

Please check this post.

Article – Link at NACE website (click on text)

Article – Link (Free Download) at ResearchGate (click on text)

This post is a part of:

The Network of Excellence (NoE) in Hydrogen Embrittlement


The Network of Excellence (NoE) in Hydrogen Embrittlement aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific approach, and also by addressing the fragmentation of European and Worldwide research in this area.

The Network of Excellence in Hydrogen Embrittlement is structured so that it consists of the following branches:

  1. Hydrogen Embrittlement Group on LinkedIn
  2. Hydrogen Embrittlement  – Understanding and research framework Project  on ResearchGate
  3. Hydrogen Embrittlement Group on Mendeley
  4. Hydrogen Embrittlement and Materials Science Blog on WordPress
  5. Research Topic titled “Hydrogen Embrittlement Mechanisms” (now closed) in collaboration with Frontiers in Materials Journal within Corrosion Research section
  6. Damage and Fracture Mechanism Group on LinkedIn

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