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Strength-Toughness Combination and Formability of
New Generation of High Strength Microalloyed Steels
Currently there is demand for ultrahigh strength low alloy steels with reduced thicknesses permitting the reduction of weight in weight-saving applications. The response of steels is a strong function of the phase, micro- and nanoscale constituents, and texture that are evolved during thermo-mechanically processing. This complexity makes the development of new high performance steels difficult from the first principles. Our efforts are devoted towards inventing new ultrahigh strength steels for automotive, mechanical, and chemical sector with high strength-toughness combination and superior formability. The formulation of new alloy design involves combining the interplay of solid-state transformation, precipitation and recrystallization, and texture evolution.

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