Development of Advanced High Strength Steel for Improved Vehicle Safety, Fuel Efficiency and CO2 Emission
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Global warming and green house gas emissions are the major issues worldwide and their impacts are clearly visible as a record high temperatures, rising sea, and severe ‘flooding and droughts’. Motor vehicles considered as a major contributor on global warming due to its green house gas emissions. Hence, the automobile industries are under tremendous pressure from government and society to reduce green house gas emission to maximum possible extent. In present work, Dual Phase steel with boron as microalloying is manufactured using thermo-mechanical treatment during hot rolling. Dual phase steel with boron microalloying improved strength by near about 200 MPa than dual phase steel without boron. The boron added dual phase steel can be used for manufacturing stronger and a lighter vehicle which is expected to perform positively on green house gas emissions. The corrosion resistance behavior is also improved with boron addition which would further increase the life cycle of the vehicle even under corrosive atmosphere.
KeywordsHigh strength steels DP steels Mechanical strength Corrosion property Boron microalloy Thin slab caster
The authors express their sincere thanks to JSW Dolvi Works, Maharashtra for support and permission to publish this paper.
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