The Project

Despite significant research on microstructure, strength, ductility and strain hardening of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) processed via Quenching and Partitioning (Q&P) in the current literature, their application related performance has not yet been studied. The OptiQPAP project focuses on the intelligent microstructural design in the high strength Q&P steels for simultaneous improvement of various performance and mechanical properties, which are required for their commercialization. Special attention will be paid to fatigue and fracture behaviour, wear resistance, weldability, ductile-brittle transition temperature, high strain rate behavior and energy absorption, along with the formability and bendability of Q&P steels.

The OptiQPAP project will run from July 2016 to December 2019.

News & Events

OptiQPAP participation at THERMEC 2018

The OptiQPAP consortium members have participated at the THERMEC 2018 Conference, which was held on July 8-13 in Paris. THERMEC Conference is the main international event in the area of thermo-mechanical processing of steels. The recent outcomes of the OptiQPAP...

The 4th review meeting

The 4th OptiQPAP progress meeting was hosted by the University of Gent (Gent, Belgium) on 15th of June, 2018. Project partners presented and discussed their research activities in frame of the OptiQPAP project within last 6 months. The future research plans and...

Mid-term report

The OptiQPAP project has successfully undergone mid-term review by the Research Fund for Coal Steel. The mid-term report of the OptiQPAP project was approved by the Committee after the evaluation that took place on April 27 at the CSM headquarters (Rome).
The OptiQPAP project has received funding from the European Union’s Research Fund for Coal and Steel under grant agreement nº 709755