Safe Pipelines for Hydrogen Transport (HyLINE) - PhD study in WP4

Safe Pipelines for Hydrogen Transport (HyLINE) - PhD study in WP4

Hydrogen, the most abundant chemical substance in the universe, may, as an energy carrier hold the key to the inevitable and needed transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Together with Norway's important role as a major energy provider in Europe comes the obligation to be a main player in this transition. A safe and efficient use of Norway's vast subsea pipeline network for transporting hydrogen to the market will be a strong driving force for the transition to happen. HyLINE will address pipeline material challenges related to transporting clean hydrogen instead of natural gas in the existing subsea pipeline infrastructure and new pipeline infrastructure.

NTNU Nanomechanical Lab will be supervising the PhD In WP4.

The PhD will work on continuum-based modelling of hydrogen embrittlement. In particular, together with the project team, the PhD candidate will establish hydrogen-informed predictive models by extending the Gurson model to account for the embrittlement effect of hydrogen on ductile damage characterized by microvoid nucleation, growth and coalescence. The candidate will work closely with SINTEF and University of Poitiers.


HyLINE Project

HyLINE Project


Dr. Vigdis Olden, SINTEF
Project leader

Professor Zhiliang Zhang, NTNU
PhD supervisor in WP4