51. Austenitic and Ferritic Stainless Steels

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. M. A. Streicher1 and
  2. J. F. Grubb2

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch51

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Streicher, M. A. and Grubb, J. F. (2011) Austenitic and Ferritic Stainless Steels, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch51

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., and the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA

  2. 2

    Technical & Commercial Center, ATI Allegheny Ludlum Corp., Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, USA

  1. Adapted from “Stainless Steel 77,” Robert Q. Barr (Ed.), Climax Molybdenum Company.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • austenitic and ferritic stainless steels;
  • ferritic alloys, diffusion rates of carbon and nitrogen - greater than in austenitic compositions;
  • new ferritic stainless steels, and ferritic alloys types 430 and 446 - resistant to stress corrosion in MgCl2 and NaCl solutions in mill-annealed condition


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Discovery of stainless steels

  • Passive state

  • The role of alloying elements

  • New ferritic stainless steels

  • Summary and conclusions

  • References