ToughSteel partners David Frómeta, coordinator of the ToughSteel project and researcher at Eurecat’s Metallic and Ceramic Materials Unit, and Michele Maria Tedesco, Metals manager at Centro Richerche Fiat (CRF), have presented the project at the 27th National Convention of Thermal Treatments, celebrated in Genoa (Italy) the 26th and 27th of May.
Both partners delivered a presentation titled “Toughness evaluation for thin steel sheet”, presenting fracture toughness as a tool to address cracking-related problems in forming and in-service performance of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS), as well as an innovative methodology developed and patented by Eurecat based on the Essential Work of Fracture allowing a more cost-efficient assessment of thin metal sheets fracture resistance. They also presented an industrial test case in which a correlation between physical and virtual stamping was carried out.
The National Convention of Thermal Treatments, organized by the Italian Metallurgic Association (AIM), also partners of the ToughSteel project, is the most authoritative and important event on heat treatments in Italy. The conference part was made up of both technical-scientific interventions on interesting topics to the industrial sector.