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Fatigue and Fracture

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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ASM International
Volume
19
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-193-1
Publication date:
1996
Book Chapter

Fatigue and Fracture Properties of Stainless Steels

By
S. Lampman
S. Lampman
ASM International
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Published:
1996
Page range:
712 - 732

Abstract

This article summarizes the key mechanical characteristics of various types of stainless steel, including ferritic, austenitic, martensitic, precipitation hardening, and duplex steels. Particular emphasis is on fracture properties and corrosion fatigue. The article tabulates typical room-temperature mechanical properties and fatigue endurance limits of stainless steels. Stainless steels are susceptible to embrittlement during thermal treatment or elevated-temperature service. The article discusses embrittlement in terms of sensitization, 475 deg C embrittlement, and sigma-phase embrittlement. It also describes the effect of environment on fatigue crack growth rate.

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S. Lampman, 1996. "Fatigue and Fracture Properties of Stainless Steels", Fatigue and Fracture, ASM Handbook Committee

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