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Stainless Steels and Alloys

Edited by Zoia Duriagina

Lviv Polytechnic National University

Materials science is the magic that allows us to change the chemical composition and microstructure of material to regulate its corrosion-mechanical, technological, and functional properties. Five major classes of stainless steels are widely used: ferritic, austenitic, martensitic, duplex, and precipitation hardening. Austenitic stainless steels are extensively used for service down to as low as the temperature of liquid helium (-269ºC). This is largely due to the lack of a clearly defined transition from ductile to brittle fracture in impact toughness testing. Steels with ferritic or martensitic structures show a sudden change from ductile (safe) to brittle (unsafe) fracture over a small temperature difference. Even the best of these steels shows this behavior at temperatures higher than -100ºC and in many cases only just below zero. Various types of stainless steel are used across the whole temperature range from ambient to 1100ºC. This book will be useful to scientists, engineers, masters, graduate students, and students. I hope readers will enjoy this book and that it will serve to create new materials with unique properties.

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Stainless Steels and AlloysEdited by Zoia Duriagina

Published: February 13th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76956

ISBN: 978-1-78985-370-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-369-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-021-8

Copyright year: 2019

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9283 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations


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1. Phase Transformations in Duplex Stainless Steel: An Assessment by In Situ X-Ray Diffraction

By Adriana da Cunha Rocha, Andrea Pedroza da Rocha Santos and Gabriela Ribeiro Pereira


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2. Machining of Stainless Steels and Alloys Using Non-Traditional Machining Processes

By Ramesh Rudrapati


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3. Low Temperature Plasma Nitriding of Austenitic Stainless Steels

By Tatsuhiko Aizawa


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4. HAZ Phase Transformation and Thermal Damage for Laser Remanufacturing a High-Strength Stainless Steel

By Shi-yun Dong, Xiang-yi Feng, Jin-xiang Fang and Shi-xing Yan


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5. Duplex Stainless Steels: Effect of Reversion Heat Treatment

By V. Shamanth, K. S. Ravishankar and K. Hemanth


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6. Abrasion-Corrosion of Ferritic Stainless Steel

By Wilian S. Labiapari, Miguel A. N. Ardila, Henara L. Costa and José Daniel B. de Mello


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7. Microstructure-Tailored Stainless Steels with High Mechanical Performance at Elevated Temperature

By Kamran Saeidi and Farid Akhtar


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8. Entropic Alloys for Cryogenic Applications

By Rui Xuan Li and Yong Zhang


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