Development of high strength steels for automobiles

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High strength steels have been intensively applied to autobodies to improve crashworthiness without increasing the body weight under a strong pressure of the requirements for fuel consumption, energy saving and crashworthiness. One of the critical problems of the usage of high strength steels for autobodies is a deterioration of press formabililty with increasing the strength. Different types of high strength steels have been developed at Nippon Steel Corporation to respond to the requirements of auto-companies. The features of these high strength steels with different kind of press formability will be summarized here with their performances of crash energy absorption property, fatigue strength and so on.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-7
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Steel Technical Report
Issue number88
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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