Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of Materials Engineering, School of Engineering, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran

2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


Creep behavior of AISI 316 austenitic stainless steel as one of the most fundamental materials utilized in high temperature operating conditions due to their good high-temperature mechanical properties in various industries such as high temperature power generation plants, gas and steam turbines, pipelines, weld joints, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers. This review attempted to cover some identifying factors on the creep behavior of the 316 stainless steel such as addition of alloying elements such as N and Cu into the matrix, presence of residual stress and pre-strain, microstructure and cold work. In addition, the creep-fatigue combination behavior of the 316 austenitic stainless steel was discussed.

Graphical Abstract

Creep behavior of 316 austenitic stainless steel under variant operating conditions


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