AbstractThe hydrogen-induced-cracking (HIC) behaviour of the magnesium alloy AZ80 was evaluated using the slow strain rate testmethod. The study shows no evidence of HIC in AZ80 alloy after pre-exposure and pre-charging conditions in distilled water. However, under continuous charging in distilled water during straining, the AZ80 alloy shows evidence of HIC. The contradiction
reported in the literature is addressed.