• Materials Science
  • Published 2005

EFFECTS OF COPPER ADDITION ON DELAYED CRACKING PHENOMENON OF DEEP-DRAWN AND REDRAWN CUPS OF AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEELS

@inproceedings{Alves2005EFFECTSOC,
  title={EFFECTS OF COPPER ADDITION ON DELAYED CRACKING PHENOMENON OF DEEP-DRAWN AND REDRAWN CUPS OF AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEELS},
  author={H{\'e}lio Jos{\'e} Batista Alves and Cia Sider{\'u}rgica Acesita and Berenice Mendonça Gonzalez},
  year={2005}
}
Metastable austenitic stainless steels show the Delayed Cracking Phenomenon when they are significantly deformed by deep drawing operation. This phenomenon occurs in those steels that transform substantially to martensite during forming. Copper is an alloying element that can partially inhibit this transformation making austenite more stable against strain induced martensitic transformation. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate both the effect of copper addition on the amount of… CONTINUE READING