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Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering. 2017, 4(1), 1-15
DOI: 10.12691/msme-4-1-1
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Behind the Development of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) Including Stainless Steel for Automotive and Structural Applications - An Overview

Debasish Chatterjee1,

1Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Pub. Date: March 09, 2017

Cite this paper:
Debasish Chatterjee. Behind the Development of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) Including Stainless Steel for Automotive and Structural Applications - An Overview. Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering. 2017; 4(1):1-15. doi: 10.12691/msme-4-1-1

Abstract

Safety is paramount importance along with enhancing fuel efficiency of the transport car over the last three decades. Advanced high strength steels play a pivotal role towards achieving the desired structural characteristics of the motor vehicles. Many structural components have been replaced by advanced high strength steels like IF steel, Bake hardening steel, HSLA steel, Micro alloyed steel, Dual Phase steel, Ferrite Bainite steel, Martensitic steel, Hot formed steel, TRIP steel, TWIP steel etc. along with austenitic and ferrite grade stainless steels due to its superior strength and ductility. In the current context it has been attempted to see the causes behind the development of those mentioned steels from conventional to third generation as well the strengthening mechanisms employed towards the development of advanced high strength structural steels. It has been observed from literature study that substantial development have been progressed from metallurgical point of view in this matter over the last decade.

Keywords:
advanced high strength steel automotive strengthening mechanism stainless steels

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