High-Performance Steels in the United States
M. Myint Lwin
Alexander D. Wilson
Vasant C. Mistry
|Veröffentlicht in:||Use and Application of High-Performance Steels for Steel Structures|
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In 1992, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated an effort with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the U. S. Navy (Navy) to develop new high-performance steels (HPS) for bridges. The driving force for this project was the need to develop improved higher strength, improved weldability, higher toughness steels to improve the overall quality and fabricability of steels used in bridges in the United States. It was furthermore established that such steels should be "weathering". By this is meant the ability to perform without painting under normal atmospheric conditions.