MEPMOProject reference: RFSR-CT-2003-00009
Funded under: ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C
Mechanical property models for high strength complex microstructures
Total cost:EUR 1 634 073
EU contribution:EUR 980 444
The project aims to reach a deeper understanding on the effect processing has on microstructure related to the mechanical behaviour in high strength complex microstructures present in dual-phase (DP) and multi-phase steels.
The effect of the precipitation strengthening, the interaction of soft and hard phases, the impact of internal stresses around hard particles (DP-steels) and the strain partitioning will also be investigated. Besides classical light and electron metallography, EBSD and nano-indentation techniques will be used to characterise the microstructure and to obtain mechanical information.
It is also the aim of the project to develop microstructure-property models for such steels in order to get a tool for prediction and design. These models will be validated through experiment.
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