Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 30, Issue 24, pp 6316–6328 | Cite as

Stress-strain behaviour of nitrogen bearing austenitic stainless steels in the temperature range 298–473 K

  • A. P. Singh
  • G. M. D. Murty
  • Sudhaker Jha


The stress-strain behaviour of three nitrogen-bearing low-nickel austenitic stainless steels has been investigated via a series of tensile tests in the temperature range 298–473 K at an initial strain rate of 1.6×10−5s−1. Experimental stress-strain data were analysed employing Rosenbrock's minimization technique in terms of constitutive equations proposed by Hollomon, Ludwik, Voce and Ludwigson. Ludwigson's equation has been found to describe the flow behaviour accurately, followed by Voce's equation. The resultant strain-hardening parameters were analysed in terms of variations in temperature. A linear relationship between ultimate tensile stress and the Ludwigson parameters has been established. The influence of nitrogen on the Ludwigson modelling parameters has also been explained.


Nitrogen Polymer Stainless Steel Linear Relationship Tensile Test 
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True stress


True strain


True fracture strain


Strain rate



KH, nH

Hollomon parameters

KL, nL

Ludwik parameters

K1L, k2L, n1L, n2L

Ludwigson parameters

σs, KV, nV

Voce parameters

ɛu relation

Uniform strain computed from a particular relation


Transient strain


Flow stress at zero plastic strain (Ludwik)


Transient stress


Yield stress


Ultimate tensile stress


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Singh
    • 1
  • G. M. D. Murty
    • 1
  • Sudhaker Jha
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Development Centre for Iron and SteelSteel Authority of India LtdRanchiIndia

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