Virtual and physical testing of Third-Generation High Strength Steel
- Magazine Article
Developing lightweight, stiff and crash-resistant vehicle body structures requires a balance between part geometry and material properties. High-strength materials suitable for crash resistance impose geometry limitations on depth of draw, radii and wall angles that reduce geometric efficiency.
The introduction of Third-Generation Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) can potentially change the relationship between strength and geometry and enable improvements in both.