The project includes validation of fracture models and failure criteria with applications in press-hardened components. The focus is on models for failure in components with varying microstructure.
The project will develop relevant component tests and compare different methods and strategies for prediction of material failure. The PhD-project is funded by VINNOVA within the programme FFI- Sustainable production is carried out in cooperation with Gestamp Hardtech, Scania AB, Volvo Car Corporation and Dynamore Nordic AB.
Research student: Stefan Golling
Supervisor: Mats Oldenburg
Assistant supervisor: Hans-Åke Häggblad