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Effects of Testing Method on Stretch-Flangeability of Dual-Phase 980/1180 Steel Grades

  • Mykal Madrid
  • Chester J. Van Tyne
  • Sriram Sadagopan
  • Erik J. Pavlina
  • Jun Hu
  • Kester D. Clarke
Shaping & Forming of Advanced High Strength Steels


Challenging fuel economy and safety standards in the automotive industry have led to the need for materials with higher strength while maintaining levels of formability that meet component manufacturing requirements. Advanced high-strength steels, such as dual-phase steels with tensile strengths of 980 MPa and 1180 MPa, are of interest to address this need. Increasing the strength of these materials typically comes at the expense of ductility, which may result in problems when stamping parts with trimmed or sheared edges, as cracking at the sheared edge may occur at lower strains. Here, hole expansion tests were performed with different punch geometries (conical and flat-bottom) and different edge conditions (sheared and machined) to understand the effects of testing conditions on performance, and these results are discussed in terms of mechanical properties and microstructures.



Baosteel are acknowledged for providing the experimental material. Hole expansion testing was performed at ArcelorMittal (East Chicago) and AK Steel (Middletown, OH). Dr. Kavesary Raghavan and Dr. Mai Huang are acknowledged for assisting with the testing. The sponsors of the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center at Colorado School of Mines are gratefully acknowledged for their support and funding.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colorado School of MinesGoldenUSA
  2. 2.Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.ArcelorMittalChicagoUSA
  4. 4.AK Steel Research and Innovation CenterMiddletownUSA

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