A Pilot Rolling Mill Designed for High Strength Steels
|Periodical||Materials Science Forum (Volumes 654 - 656)|
|Edited by||Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton|
|Citation||Zhi Jie Jiao et al., 2010, Materials Science Forum, 654-656, 210|
|Online since||June, 2010|
|Authors||Zhi Jie Jiao, Jian Ping Li, Jie Sun|
|Keywords||Cold Rolling, High Strength Steel, Pilot Mill, Resistance-to-Deformation Model|
High strength steels, such as austenitic stainless steel, Transformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP) steel and silicon steel, have significant work hardening during cold rolling, which in turn induces a quickly increased rolling force. Tension plays a very important role in the reduction of the rolling force. However, coiler tension control system used in the classic experimental rolling mill requires long-scale strip, which cannot be satisfied for most experimental cases. To overcome this drawback, a new pilot rolling mill has been developed. The horizontally located hydraulic cylinders and clamps have been used to apply tension to the rolled short-scale strip. With this rolling mill, the austenitic stainless steel strip, TRIP steel strip and other high strength strips have been studied.