Title: Recent developments in steel products for automotive applications

Authors: H. Takechi

Addresses: Executive Counsellor, R&D Labs II, Nippon Steel Corporation, Sagamihara, Japan

Abstract: This paper reviews recent developments in steels for motor car manufacture and the applications of these steels in the automotive industry. The following items are discussed: hot and cold rolled steel sheets including high strength steel sheets, vibration damping steel sheets, laminated steel sheets, various coated steel sheets and structural specialty steels such as free cutting steel and wire rods for suspension springs.

Keywords: coated steel sheets; cold-rolled steel sheets; corrosion resistance; dual-phase steel sheets; high-strength steel sheets; hot-rolled steel sheets; laminated steel sheets; market share; structural steels; thin flat-rolled steel products; vibration-damped steel sheets; automotive manufacturing; automobile industry; vehicle materials; vehicle design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1990.061603

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1990 Vol.11 No.1, pp.3 - 17

Published online: 26 May 2014 *

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