ToughSteel Event

Open Day

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.

During the ToughSteel project Open Day we presented the ToughSteel project and main expected outcomes, including a database on fracture toughness data or a user guideline describing methodologies of fracture toughness evaluations in sheet metals based on research developed.

In addition, we presented the calendar of events for the industry and academic community (workshops, trainings, etc.) of the following months.

9th February 2022

13.00h – 15.30h CET



13:00 – 13:10 – Welcome and introductions

Erik Olsson, Associate professor, Luleå University of Technology

13:10 – 13:30 – ToughSteel, the consortium and the web site

David Frómeta, Project Leader, researcher, Eurecat

13:30 – 14:15 – Introductory presentation about essential work of fracture

Daniel Casellas, Scientific Director, Eurecat

14:15 – 14:30 –  Introduction to the fracture toughness database

Pierre Bollen, Senior researcher, Université catholique de Louvain

14:30 – 14:45 – Presentation of the User Guideline

Laura Grifé, Researcher, Eurecat

14:45 – 15:00 – Upcoming events for industrial stakeholders

Michele Tedesco, Metals Department Manager, CRF

15:00 – 15:30 – Open discussion

Erik Olsson, Associate professor, Luleå University of Technology