Opportunities for Vanadium Microalloying in AHSS for the Automotive Sector


In this article we review some of the advances made in Vanadium microalloying technology for flat products published over the past 10 years and discuss their application to Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) for the automotive sector. The potential benefits to a range of steel grades including Dual Phase (DP), fully bainitic, TRansformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP) and TWinning Induced Plasticity (TWIP) are discussed and examples are given. Areas of ongoing research which merit support from AHSS producers are identified.


Microalloying, AHSS, Vanadium, DP, Bainite, TRIP, TWIP


C.P. Scott (1,2), D.Milbourn (3), M.Huang (2,4), F.Perrard (2,5)


(1) Areva NP, 10 rue Juliette Récamier, 69456 Lyon, France
(2) Formerly ArcelorMittal Research, 57213 Maizieres-lès-Metz, France
(3) Vanitec Ltd., Westerham, Kent TN16 1AQ, United Kingdom
(4) Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
(5) ASCOMETAL, Route de Port St Louis, 13270 Fos-Sur-Mer, France


Proceeding of the 2nd International Symposium on Automobile Steel (ISAS2013), 21-24 May 2013, Anshan, China

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