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

The OptiQPAP project celebrates its final consortium meeting

The IMDEA Materials Institute has hosted the final face-to-face OptiQPAP project meeting. Partners have presented the latest results of their research within frame of the project. Preparation of the remaining deliverables, final project report and further...

The OptiQPAP results are presented at the EUROMAT 2019 Congress

The OptiQPAP members continue to actively disseminate the outcomes of the project. The researchers from TU DELFT have participated at the EUROMAT 2019 Congress in Stockholm on September 1-5, 2019. The EUROMAT is the premier international congress in the field of...

The OptiQPAP project has received funding from the European Union’s Research Fund for Coal and Steel under grant agreement nº 709755