Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Abstract

This project investigates the development of a new class of steels called triple-phase steel, which have superior strength and formability in comparison to HSLA and dual-phase steels. Triple-phase steels can be applied where stretch forming and other cold forming operations where high formability at high strength levels is required. The ductility and formability of the steel is achieved by forming an austenite dispersion, which transforms to martensite only under mechanical stresses acting during a stretch operation. The transformation induced plasticity effect (TRIP) of the dispersed austenite enhances ductility and formability.

Additional information

Authors: POLATIDIS P, STAMOU A, Mirtec SA
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18471 EN (1998) 88pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4658-X
Record Number: 199910059 / Last updated on: 1999-02-18
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en