A strong alloy of steel containing vanadium.
- ‘The high vanadium steel is somewhat brittle, but is excellent for cutting very abrasive materials.’
- ‘Henry Ford made the chassis on his 1908 Model T from the stronger vanadium steel for added crash-resistance.’
- ‘The structural changes during tempering of vanadium steels are relatively simple.’
- ‘The extremely fine scale of this phenomenon in vanadium steels, which also occurs in Ti and Nb steels, is due to the rapid rate at which the transformation takes place.’
- ‘In addition, manganese can enhance the precipitation strengthening of vanadium steels and to a lesser extent, niobium steels.’