In this post I'll talk about AISI 301. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.
What is AISI 301?AISI 301 Stainless Steel is a popular austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that is known for its corrosion resistance.
ApplicationMaking rail car structural components. Air frame sections. Highway trailer components. Automotive wheel covers. Wiper blade clips and holders. Stove element clips. Screen frames. Toaster springs. Curtain walls.
Ok let's start with AISI 301 Chemical Composition.
C, Carbon max.0.15
Mn, Manganese max.2.00
P, Phosphorus max.0.045
S, Sulfur max.0.030
Si, Silicon max.1.00
Learn more about Chemical Composition.
Now it's the mechanical properties turn:
Yield Strength205 MPa
Learn more about Yield Strength.
Tensile Strength515 MPa
Learn more about Tensile Strength.
Elongation (min.)40 %.
Learn more about Elongation.
Learn more about Hardness.
Density7.88 g/cm3, 7880 kg/m3.
Learn more about Density.
Elastic Modulus193 GPa.
Learn more about Elastic Modulus.
Learn more about Poisson's ratio.
Allowable Stress or Factor of SafetyDepends on the project (And its factor of safety).
Learn more about Allowable Stress or Factor of Safety.
AISI Ranking Research (Stainless Steel)While engineers will often look for the cheapest material they can use, I took a different approach to material's selection to help newbie students.
I ranked materials according to their yield strengths and AISI 301 currently ranks 36 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 35 materials that are more resistant.
Note: I've analysed 77 materials in order to create an yield strength index. Check my material's comparison post for more details.
AISI ClassroomAre you having trouble understanding the basics of AISI?
What is AISI: Classification and specification?
This video will walk you through:
ReferencesASTM A240 and other references.
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