Advances in Stainless Steels is the fourth book in the IIM–Universities Press book series on Metallurgy and Materials Science. The book focusses on various facets—processing, component design, properties, fabrication and applications—of the wonder alloy: stainless steel. Stainless steels are a class of versatile alloys, which can be tailored to exhibit a wide range of engineering properties by alloy design and controlled thermomechanical treatments to meet demanding service conditions. Stainless steel production in India is presently about 1.8 million tonnes and accounts for nearly 7% of global tonnage produced. This is likely to show an enormous increase in the near future.
This book covers a broad spectrum of topics spanning the entire life cycle of stainless steel—from alloy design and characterization to engineering design, fabrication, mechanical properties, corrosion, quality assurance of components, in-service performance assessment, life prediction and failure analysis of materials and components. The contents provide useful feedback for further developments aimed at effective utilization of this class of materials. The book comprises articles that bring out contemporary developments in stainless steels and is thematically classified into the following sections.
The articles are of high relevance and interest to manufacturers, fabricators, researchers, designers, suppliers and end users of stainless steel, and serve as a valuable source for everyday reference and also as a guide for providing solutions for challenges connected with alloy design, material selection, melting, processing, fabrication, metallurgy and applications.