Development of 780 MPa grade high-strength, hot-rolled steel sheet
Increase of load capacity for trucks by weight reduction of the body has been required to cut down transportation costs. The weight reduction of truck body is feasible in terms of the application of high-strength steel sheet to body. Especially, the application to truck frame is important because it is heavy. The required properties of steel sheet for truck frame use are press formability and fatigue strength. Press formability can be optimized based on the previous investigation results. On the other hand, investigations on fatigue strength are relatively few, and the value of fatigue strength is not sufficient. Accordingly, the fatigue strength of high-strength steel sheet for truck frame use was investigated in this study. As for fatigue strength, the fatigue strength of steel sheet with scale is significant because the steel sheet is painted without pickling to remove the surface scale.