The industry was lacking undertsanding of how mechanical forming affects different finishing treatments
The interaction between forming and finishing was not captured by available material models
Create a methodology to predict the performance of stainless steel after forming and finishing.
Three different routes: 1) martensitic strainless steel & heat treatment; 2) Austenitic strainless steel & nitrocarburising; 3) Precipitation hardening stainless steel & precipitation hardening.
Plastic hardening models have been generated by the M2i researcher and subsequently implemented and validated in a FEM code.
Total amount: 2 M€ (M2i: 345K €)
Duration: 09/2012 -> 08/2015