Presenting Fatigue4Light during a workshop on fracture toughness organised by the ToughSteel project
Michele Tedesco, Global responsible for metals and anticorrosion at Stellantis CRF, presented Fatigue4Light during the industrial workshop “Fracture toughness: an additional parameter to control sheet metal quality”, organised by the ToughSteel project on April 19th in Ravenna (Italy).
During his presentation, titled “ToughSteel approach applied on chassis low control arm component”, Michele Tedesco offered a general overview of Fatigue4Light and explained the Low Control Arm activities carried out within the project.
The Fatigue4Light project is taking into consideration the lower control arm, made using the HR800CP, in order to increase the steel strength to decrease the weight. To do so, an accurate material characterisation is needed to properly stimulate the component behaviour. For this reason, as part of the project, the consortium is doing different tests such as the tensile test, fatigue tests using different methodology, fracture toughness and corrosion tests.
The presentation also included a short explanation about the strategy followed by Fatigue4Light to achieve the main objectives expected and different life cycle assessment analysis carried out.
ToughSteel is a European project funded under the frame of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) programme. The main aim of ToughSteel is the dissemination and valorisation of fracture toughness as a material property to rationalise crack-related problems in Advanced High Strength Steels.