September 7-12, 2003
All steels possess a combination of properties that determines how well steel performs. Strength, weldability, toughness, ductility, corrosion resistance, and formability are all important to determine how well steel performs. High-performance steel (HPS) can be defined as having an optimized balance of these properties to give maximum performance in bridge structures while remaining cost-effective.
Vasant C. Mistry , "High Performance Steel For Highway Bridges" in "Advanced Materials for Construction of Bridges, Buildings, and Other Structures III", Vasant Mistry, P.E., Office of Bridge Technology, Federal Highway Administration, USA; Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E., Civil Engineering Department, University of Nebraska, USA; John M. Hooks, P.E., Office of Infrastructure Research & Development, Federal Highway Administration, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, Volume P05 (2003). http://dc.engconfintl.org/advanced_materials/1