austenitic stainless steels

Selection of stainless steels for cryogenic applications toughness

Selection of stainless steels for cryogenic applications_toughness Affect of steel structure on toughness The toughness of the austenitics relies on their fcc atomic structure. The presence of either ferrite or martensite can limit the cryogenic usefulness of the austenitic stainless steels. The small levels of ferrite usually present in wrought austenitics is not usually detrimental. Cold working of austenitic stainless…