||Advanced dual phase, TRIP, Quench and Partition (Q&P) and third generation (3G) advanced high strength steels continue to occupy a prominent place in automotive structural applications and are an essential element in the drive for automotive weight reduction and fuel efficiency increase. However, corrosion protection for the reduced cross-sections in these applications is essential to ensure long-term safety and to meet consumer durability expectations.
The scope of this symposium includes recent advances in zinc and zinc alloy-coated steel sheet steel processing, including the processing of zinc or zinc alloy-coated sheet steel after initial manufacturing, in particular hot press forming, together with the effect of processing on properties, including liquid metal assisted cracking (LMAC) and phenomena related to fusion welding. Topics of special interest include the effects of these processes on the development of steel microstructures and consequent effects on properties, internal and external oxidation phenomena occurring during processing including effects on the development of the zinc coating, advances in zinc coating control, galvannealing, and hot press forming processing. Properties of interest include formability, weldability, corrosion resistance, and mechanical properties under both static and dynamic tensile and shear conditions of zinc and zinc alloy-coated sheet steels.