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Crash&Tough partners participate in the Materials in Car Body Engineering 2022 conference

David Frómeta, project coordinator and researcher from Eurecat’s Metallic and Ceramic Materials Unit, and Daniele de Caro, Sheet metal group responsible from Centro Richerche Fiat, have delivered a presentation about a new modelling approach to predict edge cracking in Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) at the Materials in Car Body Engineering 2022 conference, hosted by Automotive Circle. The event was celebrated on the 5th and 6th of July in Bad Nauheim (Germany).

The presentation, which was part of the dissemination activities of the RFCS project ToughSteel, showed some of the main results obtained in Crash&Tough related to the classification of the fracture performance of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) (for more details see the publication Fracture Resistance of Advanced High-Strength Steel Sheets for Automotive Applications | SpringerLink). The presentation also included some practical examples of how to apply the EWF method to predict edge fractures in real automotive components manufactured with 980 MPa and 1180 MPa AHSS grades. The presented case studies were extracted from the ongoing project CuttingEdge4.0 where, among other predicting and analytical tools, new failure models for edge cracking prediction based on fracture mechanics have been further developed.