53. Martensitic Stainless Steels

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. J. F. Grubb

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch53

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Grubb, J. F. (2011) Martensitic Stainless Steels, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch53

Editor Information

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

Author Information

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

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • martensitic stainless steels - formation of austenite and transformation to Martensite, grain-refining effect;
  • precipitation-hardening stainless steels - martensitic at room temperature, or semi-austienitic;
  • corrosion resistance, and martensitic stainless steels - resistance to mild atmospheric corrosion, potablewater and chemical environments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Standard alloys

  • Physical metallurgy

  • Precipitation-hardening stainless steels

  • Corrosion resistance

  • Oxidation/temperature resistance

  • Typical applications

  • References