Modern High-Strength Structural Steels with High Component Reliability

  1. Prof. Dr. P. Neumann2,
  2. Dr. D. Allen3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff4
  1. H.-J. Tschersich,
  2. A. Kern and
  3. U. Schriever

Published Online: 5 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606181.ch1

Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7

Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7

How to Cite

Tschersich, H.-J., Kern, A. and Schriever, U. (2000) Modern High-Strength Structural Steels with High Component Reliability, in Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7 (eds P. Neumann, D. Allen and E. Teuckhoff), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606181.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany

  2. 3

    ABB Asltom Power UK Ltd., Cambridge Road, Whetstone, Leicester LE9 GLH, United Kingdom

  3. 4

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

Author Information

  1. ThyssenKrupp Stahl, Duisburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301959

Online ISBN: 9783527606184



  • steels for power plants;
  • materials for power plant;
  • modern high-strength structural steels;
  • high component reliability


By advanced steel and rolling mill technology, modern, high-strength structural steels possess excellent toughness, favourable cold forming properties and a good welding capacity despite their high strength. An important aspect in the use of these steels is their high resistance to brittle fracture. Beyond this, the own weight of the construction in heavily loaded steel constructions such as pressure vessels, penstocks and particularly in commercial vehicle production and mobile crane construction has a significant influence on economy. A reduction of the own weight without a loss of the load capacity, i.e. the strength and the component reliability of the construction, is prominent (Figure 1). This desire for lightweight construction methods and a simultaneous increase in the performance and reliability of highly loaded constructions and a reduction of the operating costs has been fulfilled by ThyssenKrupp Stahl with the introduction of weldable, quenched and tempered, fine-grained structural steels with a minimum yield strength up to 1100 MPa.