Development and Application of Experimental Facilities for Steel Forming
In order to meet the demand of steelmakers, series of experimental facilities such as thermo-mechanical simulator, pilot hot rolling mills, controlled cooling system, pilot cold rolling mills, simulator for continuous annealing of strips, and hot-dip galvanizing simulator have been developed and applied by the RAL. These instruments can be used to simulate different processing technologies of steel forming which include continuous casting, hot rolling, controlled cooling, cold rolling, annealing and surface treatment(such as coating), etc. They provide unique research means for the R&D activities of China’s iron and steel industries. The characteristics, experimental functions, performance parameters and application of these facilities are introduced in the paper.
Jitai NIU, Zuyan LIU, Cheng JIN and Guangtao Zhou
Z. A. Luo et al., "Development and Application of Experimental Facilities for Steel Forming", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 575-578, pp. 1428-1432, 2008