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Toughness and ductility improvement in complex microstructure HSS by means of microstructural parameters optimization

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2005-00029

  • Start date

    1 July 2005

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 796 570

  • EU contribution

    € 1 077 942

Coordinated by:

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA

Italy

Objective

High and ultra-high strength- steels with yield strengths above 1000MPa are now increasingly required by the end users. However, when increasing the strength, the toughness, ductility and formability are impaired.

Fine and complex multiphase microstructures allow improving these properties. However, increasing the complexity of the microstructure makes more and more difficult to identify the micro-structural features that are directly related to the mechanical behaviour.

This project aims to improve toughness and ductility of high strength steels with complex bainitic/martensitic microstructures and dual phase steels, by identifying the microstructure constituents, which control these properties. Models will be developed to predict toughness and ductility behaviour and these will be utilised to aid industrial scale evaluation of new high-strength steels.

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Coordinator

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA

Address

Via Di Castel Romano 100/102
Roma

Italy

Participants (5)

ARCELOR RESEARCH S.A.

France

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS E INVESTIGACIONES TECNICAS DE GIPUZKOA

Spain

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

KORROSIONS- OCH METALLFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2005-00029

  • Start date

    1 July 2005

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 796 570

  • EU contribution

    € 1 077 942

Coordinated by:

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA

Italy