HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL SHEETS FOR AUTOMOBILE BODY PANELS
The overall suitability of various steels (strain-aging steels such as capped nitrogenized and rephosphorized steels, killed rephosphorized and microalloyed steels) for automobile body-panel applications is assessed by comparing their characteristics with the performance requirements (formability, weldability, paintability, etc.). Of the different types of 40- to 50-ksi steels reviewed the killed rephosphorized steels (especially a silicon-containing version) show the best combination of formability and weldability. Although some difficulty in meeting paint-performance requirements has been recently reported with these steels, additional studies are needed to identify those factors that determine paintability in the killed rephosphorized steels.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Goodman, S R
- Mould, P R
- Publication Date: 1979-3
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Forming; High strength steel; Motor vehicle bodies; Painting; Welding
- Uncontrolled Terms: Weldability
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile bodies
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00308706
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790168
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM