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Timothy O'Hearn


There has been much investigation in the past concerning ways to eliminate the embrittling effects of hydrogen in galvanized steel components. Such galvanized parts are used extensively in the automotive industry. One solution that is commonly used is to anneal the galvanized parts at approximately 200 degrees Celsius for 4 to 24 hours. This annealing process does restore the ductility. However, very few if any experiments have been done to measure the amount of hydrogen released and the temperature dependence of the hydrogen release. This investigation is part of an on going effort to measure the hydrogen released from galvanized steels at various temperatures up to 800 degrees Celsius.

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April 1991

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