A Pilot Rolling Mill Designed for High Strength Steels
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.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
Z. J. Jiao et al., "A Pilot Rolling Mill Designed for High Strength Steels", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 210-213, 2010