Numerical Simulation on Correcting Camber and Wedge of Steel Slabs in Hot Rolling Mill
In the hot rolling process, the steel slab may experience a temperature gradient along its transverse direction which may cause camber and wedge after rolling. Camber and wedge phenomenon will affect the quality of the steel plate. To eliminate camber and wedge phenomenon, a pair of side guides is placed before and behind the hot rolling mill. The position mode and the force mode are the control modes for side guides to correct the slab shape and to guide the slab to follow rolling direction. Finite element analysis using ABAQUS was applied to simulate hot rolling process to find the correction mechanism of rolling equipment. The centerline of slab was traced and the shape of slab was predicted. The difference of rolling load between work side and drive side of roller was determined. Furthermore, the load, stress and velocity distribution on the slab at roll bite were analyzed. By using numerical model, hot rolling parameters including side guide control strategy can be predicted, which can provide the hot rolling line as a guideline to improve the quality of the steel slab.
Yeong-Maw Hwang and Cho-Pei Jiang
J. N. Aoh et al., "Numerical Simulation on Correcting Camber and Wedge of Steel Slabs in Hot Rolling Mill", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 626, pp. 570-575, 2015