Physical metallurgy of modern high strength steel sheets

T. Senuma

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Lightening of automobile bodies is required from the viewpoint of saving energy which contributes to ameliorating an ecological problem. A useful means of doing this is the application of high strength steel sheets to automobile bodies. The inferior formability of high strength steel sheets in comparison with that of mild steel sheets, however, hinders their broad application. But in recent years, many high strength steel sheets with good formability have been developed using sophisticated physical metallurgy. In this paper, the recent development of modern high strength steel sheets is reviewed paying special attention to their physical metallurgy which realized the improvement of their formability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-532
Number of pages13
Journalisij international
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • BH
  • Crash worthiness
  • DP
  • Delayed fracture
  • Fatigue resistance
  • Formability
  • High strength steel
  • Precipitation hardening
  • TRIP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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