Motivation and objectives:
The globally increasing pressure to reduce CO2 emissions results in a great demand for novel materials, not only for the automotive industry. Because of the good combination of the elongation at break and the tensile strength, dual-phase steel is an attractive alternative to the classical steel types. In order to have an influence on the subsequent behaviour during the production, a detailed knowledge of dominant factors is of vital importance. The subproject A17 focuses on the modelling of the heat treatment of dual-phase steels using the phase-field method.