Stress-corrosion failure of austenitic stainless steel

Chatterjea, A B and Nijhawan, B R (1960) Stress-corrosion failure of austenitic stainless steel. NML Technical Journal, 2 (3). pp. 20-25.

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Stabilised austenitic stainless steels are not susceptible to failure by intergranular corrosion. The addition of titanium or columbium does not however confer immunity from stress-corrosion attack usually manifested through transgranular failure of the material. Failures of austenitic stainless steel by stress-corrosion in the presence of chloride ions are known. Industrial failure of stabilised austenitic stainless steel in sulphuric acid (2-5%) and ammonium sulphate at 90-100°C was investigated and attributed to stress-corrosion attack. (Dr. A.B. Chatterjea, Assistant Director and Dr. B.R. Nijhawan, Director, National Metallurgical Laboratory)

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Intergranular corrosion; Austenitic stainless steel-failures; stress-corrosion
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