In this reviewed research paper the combined influence of stress and corrosive environment on the austenitic stainless steel has been discussed. Growth of cracks in corrosive environments has been studied. Corrosion is a process created by the reaction (chemical or electrochemical) between a material, often a metal or alloy, and its environment that results in destruction or deterioration of that material. Corrosion has been classified in many different ways. One method classifies corrosion into low and high temperature corrosion. Wet corrosion and dry corrosion is the preferred classification method. The wet corrosion involves liquid solutions, such as corrosion of steel by water whereas dry corrosion is most often associated with high temperatures and occurs in absence of a liquid phase, by mechanisms such as carburization, metal dusting . Some principles and basic aspects of corrosion processes will be discussed in the following subsections. Effect of alloying elements like Cr, Ni, Mo and Si on the corrosion resistance of stainless steels has been discussed in this paper.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN