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Bainitic hardenability - Effective use of expensive and strategically sensitive alloying elements in high strength steels

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2007-00023

  • Start date

    1 July 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 906 904

  • EU contribution

    € 1 144 142

Coordinated by:

SWEREA KIMAB AB

Sweden

Objective

Modern bainitic steels derive their favourable properties, from a mixture of ultra-fine bainitic ferrite with evenly distributed second phases. In order to obtain the desired bainitic microstructure, alloying elements must be used to separate the bainitic C-curve to make it easier to obtain the desired microstructure on cooling. The selection of alloying elements is difficult, as bainitic hardenability has not been studied as extensively as martensitic hardenability.

This project will develop a new "bainitic hardenability" model for optimum selection and flexible replacement of expensive or strategically sensitive alloying elements in high and ultra-high strength steels.

Coordinator

SWEREA KIMAB AB

Address

Drottning Kristinas Vag 48
55970 Stockholm

Sweden

Participants (6)

ARCELOR RESEARCH SA

France

CENTRE DE RECHERCHES METALLURGIQUES ASBL

Belgium

CORUS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

INSTYTUT METALURGII ZELAZA IM STANISLAWA STASZICA

Poland

SALZGITTER MANNESMANN FORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2007-00023

  • Start date

    1 July 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 906 904

  • EU contribution

    € 1 144 142

Coordinated by:

SWEREA KIMAB AB

Sweden