In this study, tensile tests of 304 and 316 austenitic stainless steels at various strain rate were performed to investigate the strain rate effect on tensile properties. It is shown that the strain rate effect on stress depends not only on the strain rate but also on the plastic strain level. Accordingly, a modification of the existing Johnson-Cook model is proposed to incorporate the interacting effect of plastic strain and strain rate for 304 and 316 austenitic stainless steels. Although improvement is not significant, the proposed modified Johnson-Cook model can reduce the difference from the experimental data at various strain levels, compared to the existing Johnson-Cook model.

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