Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloys for Reinforced Concrete
The corrosion resistance under mechanical stress can be one of the most concerning types of localized corrosion for the application of stainless steel reinforcements in concrete. This paper will assess the stress corrosion cracking susceptibility, by the slow strain rate test method (SSRT), of three austenitic stainless steel alloys: one conventional Fe-Cr-Ni base alloy and two new composition Fe-Cr-Mn base alloys adequate to the manufacturing of ribbed bars for reinforcing concrete. The SSRT results show that only one of the austenitic Fe-Cr-Mn alloys is susceptible to stress corrosion cracking while the other shows a performance similar to that of the AISI 304 stainless steel alloy.
Paula Maria Vilarinho
M. J. Correia, M. M. Salta, "Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloys for Reinforced Concrete", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 1511-1515, 2006