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Virtual and physical testing of Third-Generation High Strength Steel

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AUTP09_03
Published September 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Evaluating a new high-strength steel's ability to improve an existing stamped-steel production part.

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.