1999 Volume 85 Issue 3 Pages 249-254
Comparisons between the experimentally measured Ms and the calculated Ms temperatures for eleven martensitic stainless steels were performed on the basis of conventional models.
Empirical formulae for the calculation of Ms temperature do not show enough ability to predict the Ms temperature of all martensitic stainless steels, i.e. available alloying elements and their composition ranges are restricted. While, the Ghosh and Olson model for the prediction of Ms temperature is shown to be reasonably good in estimating the Ms temperature for martensitic stainless steels except some conditions.