The Effect of Varying Degrees of Cold Work on the Stress-Rupture Properties of Type 304 Stainless Steel

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M. Gold

Materials Engineering Technology, Fossil Power Generation Division, The Babcock & Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio

W. E. Leyda

Materials Lab., Research and Development Division, The Babcock & Wilcox Co., Alliance, Ohio

R. H. Zeisloft

Quality Control Metallurgy, Mt. Vernon Works, Nuclear Equipment Division, The Babcock & Wilcox Co., Mt. Vernon, Ind.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 97(4), 305-312 (Oct 01, 1975) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3443303 History: Received January 25, 1975; Revised June 02, 1975; Online August 17, 2010


Cold work enhances the room temperature tensile properties of austenitic stainless steels. There are few data on the effect of varying degrees of cold work on elevated temperature properties. Such information is needed to set design limits on the use of cold-work enhanced properties in the creep range. ASTM A-193 B8 bars were given three levels of cold work. Tensile properties, creep-rupture properties, and the resulting microstructures were determined and compared with those of annealed bar. There is a temperature limit, dependent on the degree of cold work, beyond which the enhancement of creep-rupture properties is not observed.

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