Factors Influencing the Low-Temperature Dependence of Yielding in AISI 316 Stainless Steels

  • R. L. Tobler
  • D. H. Beekman
  • R. P. Reed


The mechanical behavior of the AISI 300 series austenitic stainless steels over a broad range of temperatures is a subject of interest to designers of superconducting and nuclear energy devices. In this paper, factors influencing the initial yielding and stressstrain behavior of AISI 316 stainless steel are described. AISI 316 stainless steel is a metastable FeI6-18Cr, 10-14Ni, 1Mo steel that may undergo a partial austenite-to-martensite phase transformation during deformation at low temperatures, the probability of which increases with increasing strain, decreasing temperature, and decreasing alloy content.


Yield Strength Plastic Strain Martensitic Transformation Austenitic Stainless Steel Stack Fault Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Tobler
    • 1
  • D. H. Beekman
    • 1
  • R. P. Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.Fracture and Deformation DivisionNational Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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