Fatigue4Light presented during an industrial workshop organised by the RFCS projects ToughSteel, CRYSTAL and MiPre
The Fatigue4Light project was presented during the joint industrial workshop “Advanced material characterization methods to face new challenges in the sheet steel sector”, organised by ToughSteel, CRYSTAL and MiPre, three research projects funded under the frame of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) programme. The workshop, celebrated last 29th of June, took place in Eurecat’s facilities located in Manresa (Barcelona, Spain).
Project partners, Sergi Parareda, researcher at the Unit of Metallic and Ceramic Materials of Eurecat, and Michele Tedesco, Global Responsible for Metals & Anticorrosion at Stellantis CRF, attended the workshop participating in the Session 1 “Fracture toughness to address the cracking resistance of high strength steels”.
During their intervention, they delivered the presentation “Understanding the fatigue notch sensitivity of high-strength steels through fracture toughness”, which introduced a general overview of the Fatigue4Light project, the advanced high strength steels for chassis parts and fatigue characterisation, an introduction of the fatigue and fracture toughness tests performed within the project, as well as an explanation about the Low Control Arm activities carried out as part of Fatigue4Light.
The workshop had the objective to cover relevant topics related to the development and implementation of high-performance sheet steels, such as fatigue and fracture performance, edge cracking, hydrogen embrittlement and new material models to predict mechanical properties in press hardening processes.