Chapter 12: Stainless Steels
Steels that resist corrosive attack from normal atmospheric exposure and contain a minimum of 10.5% Cr and 50% Fe are generally classified as stainless steels. Their special qualities lie in a chromium-rich oxide surface film that quickly regrows when damaged. This chapter discusses the classification, composition, properties, treatments, and applications of austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex, precipitation-hardening, powder metallurgy, and cast stainless steels. It also reviews the history of stainless steels and provides information on alloy designation systems.
Stainless Steels, Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, 2nd ed., Edited By Arthur C. Reardon, ASM International, 2011, p 291–314, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060291
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