Advanced high strength steels for automotive industry

J. Galán, L. Samek, P. Verleysen, K. Verbeken, Y. Houbaert

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The car industry is facing pressure because of the growing demand for more fuel-efficient passenger cars. In order to limit energy consumption and air pollution the weight of the carbody has to be reduced. At the same time, high levels of safety have to be guaranteed. In this situation, the choice of material becomes a key decision in car design. As a response to the requirements of the automotive sector, high strength steels and advanced high strength steels have been developed by the steel industry. These modern steel grades offer an excellent balance of low cost, light weight and mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-131
Number of pages14
JournalRevista de Metalurgia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Advanced high strength steel
  • High strength steel
  • Low alloy steel
  • Steel
  • TRIP


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