Design Guidelines for the
Selection and Use of Stainless Steel

Designer Handbook

Overview of a broad range of stainless steels; their compositions, properties, fabrication and use. Offers guidance on selecting the proper stainless steel by weighing four elements: corrosion or heat resistance; mechanical properties; fabrication operations; and total cost.



Table of Contents

  • Introduction*
  • Identification of Stainless Steel*
  • Guidelines for Selection*
  • Corrosion Resistance*
    • Material Selection*
  • Mechanical & Physical Properties*
    • Austenitic*
    • Ferritic*
    • Martensitic*
    • Precipitation Hardening*
  • High-Temperature Mechanical Properties
  • Thermal Stability
  • Low-Temperature Mechanical Properties
  • Heat Transfer Properties
  • Sizes, Shapes, and Finishes
  • Fabrication
  • Hot Forming
  • Cold Forming
  • Machining
  • Joining
    • Welding
    • Soldering
    • Brazing
    • Fastening
  • Surface Protection & Cleaning
  • Appendix A: Corrosion Characteristics
  • Appendix B: Figures
  • References

*PDF Contains these sections only.

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Design Guidelines for the Selection and Use of Stainless Steel
in PDF Format. (pdf contains the first 13 pages only)

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