The assessment of Trip steel innovation potential when used for the deformation zone’s parts

  • 1 Department of Automotive Production, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Košice


Nowadays, a lot of emphasis is placed on the car safety. It’s very difficult to ensure the highest possible body strength using conventional tests. The correct testing method is the basis for the safety of the car bodies. It is less expensive and time-consuming to apply deformation characteristics testing to selected types of steel than to produce a complete body and then test its deformation properties. The three-point bending test makes it possible to determine the absorption potential of the selected sheet metal. The purpose of this article is to evaluate innovation potential of the multiphase Trip steel, which is used in the automotive industry for the body-in-white structural components, and deformation elements mainly.



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