A review of precipitation behaviour in AISI type 316 stainless steel

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-109
Journal / PublicationMaterials Science and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1983
Externally publishedYes


The precipitation behaviour of AISI type 316 stainless steel is reviewed. The crystal structure, composition, occurrence and characteristics of the major precipitates found in this steel (M23C6, σ, λ and η) are described. This is followed by a description of the effects of time, temperature, chemical composition and thermomechanical pretreatment on aging behaviour. © 1983.