Use of stainless steels in bus coach structures

Antero Kyröläinen, Martti Vilpas, Hannu Hänninen

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Abstract

This study focuses on weld integrity of stainless steels in bus coach applications. Safety aspects have been studied based on fracture mechanics and impact toughness testing. Fatigue resistance of welded rectangular hollow section (RHS) profiles was evaluated according to the Eurocode 3 (1992) fatigue standard. Corrosion resistance was studied by salt-spray chamber tests in a deicing salt atmosphere and by field testing for 3 years under an urban bus. The mechanical tests show that austenitic stainless steel EN 1.4310 (AISI 301) is a superior material, and a low-C 12% Cr alloyed stainless steel EN 1.4003 is also a competitive material in bus coach applications. According to the life cycle cost (LCC) calculations, stainless steels are competitive compared with carbon steels or aluminum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669 - 677
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Carbon steel
Corrosion resistance
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Life cycle
Welds
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Kyröläinen, Antero ; Vilpas, Martti ; Hänninen, Hannu. / Use of stainless steels in bus coach structures. In: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. 2000 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 669 - 677.
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In: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2000, p. 669 - 677.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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