Tools for rapid development of next generation advanced high strength steels
|Coordinator||Swerim AB - Swerim AB, Kista|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 000 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - September 2021|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Metallic material|
Purpose and goal
A previous project has demonstrated the use of laser ultrasound (LUS) for real-time measurements of grain size during hot rolling, this opens up new opportunities to control the process towards product uniformity. LUS has also been integrated into the Gleeble equipment (GLUS) at Swerim, enabling real-time studies of microstructure evolution at high temperatures. The goal is to use the GLUS test bed to accelerate development and validation of new alloy concepts and to understand the impact of material properties during the process.
Expected results and effects
The project will use the GLUS test bed and a model-based approach to increase understanding of the relationship between the properties, microstructure and process. The methods developed in the project will be applied to two applications with a high industrial demand.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is divided into 8 work packages distributed evenly over the 3 year project length. The packages focus on method development, case-studies and project management. TORAD will be carried out in close collaboration between Swerim and SSAB. Generic results are intended to be shared in the wider steel community. The project consortium contains all expertise that are requested to accomplish the project tasks. The industrial participants represent both product and process development within SSAB, and it is very valuable to combine these two perspectives early in the project.