ToughSteel Event

Industrial workshop - Industrial application of Fracture Toughness: characterisation and modelling approaches

ToughSteel is a European project funded by 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.

In this industrial workshop, we aim to present the expected outcomes of the ToughSteel project for the steel industry and delve into the latest research approaches in the characterization and modelling of advanced mechanical properties such as fracture resistance and crashworthiness in high performance metals. This event will also highlight give voice to the industry by presenting use cases in which fracture toughness is applied successfully to assess the formability and structural performance of high strength metal components.

7th June 2022

12.00h – 16.00h CEST


Jernkontoret offices 

Kungsträdgårdsgatan 10, 111 47 Stockholm, Sweden


12:00 – 13:00 – Networking lunch
13:00 – 13:05 – Welcome

Rachel Pettersson, Research Manager, Jernkontoret

13:05 – 13:30 – Overview about the ToughSteel project

Begoña Casas, Researcher, Metallic and Ceramic Unit, Eurecat 

13:30 – 13:50 – Measurement of mechanical properties for sheet metals at large deformations and high strain rates

Jörgen Kajberg, Assoc. Professor, LTU

13:50 – 14:10 – Investigating crash characteristics of AHSS components

Simon Jonsson, Researcher – PhD Student, LTU

14:10 – 14:30 – Coffee Break
14:30 – 15:30 – Perspectives from the industry
Fatigue and fracture properties of truck steel sheet components

Henrik Sieurin, Expert Engineer, Scania CV AB

Application of the Essential Work of Fracture in the automotive sector

Michele Tedesco, Metals Department Manager, CRF

New fracture toughness requirements for duplex stainless steels in Eurocode3

Johan Pilhagen, Research Engineer, Outokumpu

Discrepancies in fracture toughness between realistic crack shape and normal edge crack in Strenx 1300

Torbjörn Narström, Senior specialist, SSAB

15:30 – 15:50 – Numerical modelling of shear cutting in high strength sheets

Pär Jonsén, Professor, LTU

15:50 – 16:00 – Final Questions & Answers and Closing

Erik Olsson, Associate professor, LTU