The effect of cold and hot reformation process to mechanical properties of deformed automobile chassis material
Vehicles are damaged as a result of traffic accidents. Chassis and body parts of damaged vehicles are reformed by using cold and hot deformation methods. High-strength low alloy (HSLA) steel material coated (galvanised) with S320GD+Z quality (DIN EN 10326) zinc, which is used in chassis production, was used in this study. Steel sheet materials were damaged. Damaged automotive chassis material was reformed with cold and hot reformation processes. Tensile, notch impact, bending and hardness tests were applied to the reference material which were not deformed and materials to which reformation process was applied. In the light of obtained results, the effect of reformation process on mechanical properties of automotive sheet was determined.