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Austenitic Stainless Steels

New Aspects

Edited by Wojciech Borek

Silesian University of Technology


Tomasz Arkadiusz Tański

Silesian University of Technology

Zbigniew Brytan

Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Stainless steel is still one of the fastest growing materials. Today, the austenitic stainless steel with the classic composition of 18% Cr and 8% Ni (grade 304L) is still the most widely used by far in the world. The unique characteristic of stainless steel arises from three main factors. The versatility results from high corrosion resistance, excellent low- and high-temperature properties, high toughness, formability, and weldability. The long life of stainless steels has been proven in service in a wide range of environments, together with low maintenance costs compared to other highly alloyed metallic materials. The retained value of stainless steel results from the high intrinsic value and easy recycling. Stainless steel, especially of austenitic microstructure, plays a crucial role in achieving sustainable development nowadays, so it is also important for further generations.

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Austenitic Stainless SteelsNew AspectsEdited by Wojciech Borek

Published: December 20th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/67935

ISBN: 978-953-51-3702-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3701-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4021-4

Copyright year: 2017

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13177 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

25 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Why Austenitic Stainless Steels are Continuously Interesting for Science?

By Zbigniew Brytan, Wojciech Borek and Tomasz Tański


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2. Considerations in the Design of Formable Austenitic Stainless Steels Based on Deformation-Induced Processes

By Javad Mola


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3. Investigation of Martensitic Transformation Induced by Cyclic Plastic Deformation in Austenitic Steels

By Jerzy Kaleta, Przemysław Wiewiórski and Wojciech Wiśniewski


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4. Effect of Sigma Phase on Fracture Behavior of Steels and Weld Joints of Components in Power Industry Working at Supercritical Conditions

By Zdeněk Kuboň, Šárka Stejskalová and Ladislav Kander


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5. Precipitation Processes in Creep-Resistant Austenitic Steels

By Grzegorz Golański, Adam Zieliński and Hanna Purzyńska


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6. Effect of Precipitation on Cryogenic Toughness of N-Containing Austenitic Stainless Steels After Aging

By Maribel L. Saucedo-Muñoz and Victor M. Lopez-Hirata


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7. Local Corrosion of Austenitic Steels and Alloys

By Pisarevskiy Lev Alexandrovich and Filippov Georgiy Anatolievich


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8. Pitting Corrosion Resistance and Inhibition of Lean Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloys

By Roland Tolulope Loto


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9. Friction Welding of Austenitic Stainless Steel with Copper Material

By Shanjeevi Chinnakannan


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10. Study of Fracture Mechanisms at Cyclic Fatigue of Austenitic Steels Used in Nuclear Reactors

By Tamaz Eterashvili


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