Materiales de Construcción, Vol 66, No 324 (2016)

TriDes – a new tool for the design, development and non-destructive evaluation of advanced construction steels

R. Nevshupa
Institute of Construction Sciences “Eduardo Torroja” (IETCC-CSIC), Spain

E. Roman
Institute of Material Sciences of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), Spain

K. E. Grinkevych
Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science of NASU, Ukraine

I. Martinez
Institute of Construction Sciences “Eduardo Torroja” (IETCC-CSIC), Spain


Design and development of advanced steel types require establishing an optimal combination of mechanical strength, resistance to hydrogen degradation and durability, among others; however, the available tools for assessing some of these properties are limited. A novel tool for supporting the design and development of steel types was therefore created. This tool, called TriDes, is based on the phenomenon of mechanically stimulated gas emission and allows for determining mechanical properties and hydrogen concentration locally, with high spatial resolution and during different phases of the service life of construction steel elements. Its applicability to the development of pipe steel with improved durability, as well as to steel types used in marine environments, has been investigated.


Steel; Mechanical properties; Physical properties; Characterization; Microstructure

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