AHSS Data Utilization

This is a working document representative of data currently available.

The AHSS Data Utilization project provides raw data of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) properties which can be used for academia or design intensive purposes:

  • Academic purposes: the data available can be utilized as an introduction to the revolutionary steel products and processing conditions as their usage grows throughout the industry.
  • For the design community: the strain rate, fatigue and formability sections provide enough details to construct simulations. Furthermore, this database can help eliminate excess experimental costs in the material selection process.

The steel grades utilized in this project include:

  • Drawing Quality (DQ)
  • Interstitial Free (IF)
  • Bake Hardenable (BH)
  • High-Strength Steel (HSS)
  • High-Strength Low Alloy (HSLA)
  • Dual Phase (DP)
  • Transformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP)
  • Martensitic Steel (MS)

Properties can be separated into three distinct categories:

  • Mechanical Properties
  • Fatigue Properties
  • Formability Data

Sources:

Automotive Applications Council Technical Panel Formability
Automotive Applications Council Technical Panel Fatigue and High Strain Rate
Auto/Steel Partnership
WorldAutoSteel Webpage

Test Labs:

Ford Motor Company
ArcelorMittal USA

Steel Grades

For more information about steel grades and their various properties, contact your steel company representative.

Steel Grades:

DQSK
DQSK GI
DQSK CR
DDQ+
IF
IF Rephos GA
IF DDQ HDG70G
BH210
BH280
BH300
BH340
HS 440W GA
HSS 590
HSLA 350
HSLA 350x- HG70G
HSLA 350x- GA
DP500
DP600
DP800
DP980
TRIP600
TRIP780
MS1300
MS1400

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