Chapter 1: Metallurgy
Metallurgy focuses on phases normally encountered in stainless steels and their characteristics. This chapter describes the thermodynamics and basic phases of stainless steels. The three basic phases of stainless steels covered are ferrite, austenite, and martensite. Formation of the principal intermetallic phases is also covered. In addition, the chapter provides information on carbides, nitrides, precipitation hardening, and inclusions.
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