Project Description

Initial Position:

Development of advanced high strength steels with good cold formability and edge-cracking behaviour for body-in-white application.

RFCS Research Project:

Understanding the formation mechanisms of morphology (size, shape, discribution) of second phase constituents (martensite, retained austenite, carbides) in bainitic matrix.

Understanding the microstructure-mechanical properties relationship in banitic steels with secondary phases.

Understanding the role of second phases on damage behaviour.


Guidelines for producing bainitic high strength steels with high elongation and forming capacity.

Total amount: 1,8 M€
Duration: 07/2014 -> 06/2018
Project status: running