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What is stainless steel and its uses?
Stainless steel is used in the kitchen accessories, cutlery and cookware. Less ductile grades of steel are used to make knife blades with sharp edges. More ductile grades of steel are used for items that have to be molded into shape such as cookers, grills, sinks and saucepans.
What is the main property of steel?
The most important properties of steel are great formability and durability, good tensile and yield strength and good thermal conductivity. As well as these important properties the most characteristic of the stainless steel properties is its resistance to corrosion.
What are physical properties of steel?
The physical properties of steel include: high strength, low weight, durability, ductility and corrosive resistance.
What exactly is stainless steel?
Stainless steel is an iron alloy that has a minimum Chromium content of 10.5 per cent. Stainless steel also contains varied amounts of other elements such as Carbon, Silicon and Manganese. Other elements can be added to increase corrosion resistance (Nickel) and formability (Molybdenum).
What are the physical properties of steel?
The physical properties of steel include: high strength, low weight, durability, ductility and corrosive resistance. Steel offers great strength, even though it is light in weight. In fact, the ratio of strength to weight for steel is lower than any other building material.
What are the uses and properties of steel?
Because of its high tensile strength and low cost, steel is used in buildings, infrastructure, tools, ships, trains, cars, machines, electrical appliances, and weapons. Iron is the base metal of steel.
What are the structural properties of steel?
Properties of Structural Steel
- Density. Density of a material is defined as mass per unit volume.
- Elastic Modulus.
- Poisson’s Ratio.
- Tensile Strength.
- Yield Strength.
- Melting Point.
- Specific Heat.
What are some chemical properties of steel?
Carbon is the principal hardening element in steel. Hardness and strength increase proportionally as Carbon content is increased up to about 0.85\%. Carbon has a negative effect on ductility, weldability and toughness. Carbon range in ULC Steel is usually 0.002 – 0.007\%.
Can stainless steel go in water?
However, stainless steel is not only resistant to shower water; it can also withstand rain and many other liquids. So if you accidentally get it wet, all you have to do is dry it thoroughly.