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Ultra high strength and ductile Fe Mn Al C light-weight steels

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2006-00027

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2009

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 532 597

  • EU contribution

    € 919 558

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

Objective

New design concepts for the construction of advanced transportation systems, specifically automotive vehicles of high safety standards, with reduced fuel consumption and emission of exhaust gases and of low weight require the use of high-strength and ductile steels combined with enhanced energy absorption and reduced specific weight.

Another important aspect is the improvement in deep drawing and stretch forming of sheet steels for the manufacturing of tailored blanks and stiffened components. Highmanganese lightweight steels of about 18 to 26wt.-% Mn with larger amounts of aluminium (8 to 11wt.- %) fulfil these requirements.

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Address

Max-Planck-Strasse 1
40237 Dusseldorf

Germany

Participants (3)

ARCELOR RESEARCH S.A.

France

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL AG

Germany

VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2006-00027

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    30 June 2009

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 532 597

  • EU contribution

    € 919 558

Coordinated by:

MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany