Integrating Manufacturing and Product Design Information for Selection of HSLA Steel 740552
Several new HSLA steels have become commercially available over the past year. The materials were introduced with inadequate data describing their properties, even though they differed from conventional 1008-1010. This paper specifies a list of material characteristics which are needed in selecting these new HSLA. The list includes design properties, manufacturing properties and commercial factors. Laboratory tests are specified for measuring the properties of interest.