High-Strength Steels: New Trends in Production and Applications

Ricardo Branco (Editor)
Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, ISEC, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Coimbra, Portugal

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC021000




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High strength steels cover a broad spectrum of applications and are being increasingly used in different areas due to their distinguished features, namely excellent strength-to-weight ratio, good corrosion resistance, deep hardenability, high ductility, high toughness and high strength. These features make them ideal for critical structural applications undergoing severe service conditions and aggressive environments. Long-term durability requires a systematic identification of failure risks and the development of accurate design methodologies. This book covers leading-edge research in these areas. The topics addressed include temperature and stress triaxiality effects on deformation and fracture, analysis of hydrogenation via local electrochemical techniques, second-order direct design methods of columns, hydrogen-steel interactions in automotive transmissions subjected to low-cycle fatigue histories, strain-based design methods for crossing fault rupture in pipelines, metallurgical and technological weldability of quenched and tempered steels, and local-overall interaction buckling phenomena in welded thin-walled columns and beam-columns.


Chapter 1. Effects of Temperature and Stress Triaxiality on Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of High-Strength Rail Steels
(Feng Yu, P.-Y. Ben Jar and Michael T. Hendry, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, and others)

Chapter 2. Hydrogen Entry and Distribution in Steel: Assessments by Different Local Electrochemical Techniques
(Andrej Nazarov, Flavien Vucko and Dominique Thierry, French Corrosion Institute, Brest, France)

Chapter 3. New Design Theory of Second-Order Direct Analysis for High-Strength Steel Columns
(Si-Wei Liu, Tian-Ji Li and Siu-Lai Chan)

Chapter 4. Interactions and Effects of Hydrogen on High Strength Steels
(Graciela A. Mansilla, Elena Brandaleze and Mariano N. Inés, Metallurgy Department/Development and Materials Technology Center (DEYTEMA), Facultad Regional San Nicolás-Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Pcia. Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 5. Strain-Based Design Method for High-Strength Steel Pipelines in Active Fault Crossing Areas
(Xiaoben Liu and Hong Zhang, College of Mechanical and Transportation Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing, China)

Chapter 6. High Strength Quenched and Tempered Steels: Weldability and Welding
(Marek St. Wêglowski, PhD, Institute of Welding, Gliwice, Poland)

Chapter 7. Local-Overall Interaction Buckling of HSS Welded Thin-Walled Columns and Beam-Columns
(Hong-xia Shen, School of Civil Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi' an, China)


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