Simulation of type selection for 6-high cold tandem mill based on shape control ability

  • Peng Yan  (彭艳)Email author
  • Liu Hong-min  (刘宏民)
  • Wang Dong-cheng  (王东城)


A theoretical method for selecting strip rolling mill type that considered shape control ability was established using the figure alteration range that was worked by the alteration track of vector expressing strip’s cross section (crown) to express the shape control ability of rolling mill. With the mathematical models and simulation software that were developed by the authors’ own models, four types of mills were aimed, including HCM (6-high middle rolls shift type HC (high crown)-mill), HCMW (6-high middle rolls and work rolls shift type HC-mill), UCM (6-high middle rolls shift type HC-mill with middle roll bender) and UCMW (6-high middle rolls and work rolls shift type HC-mill with middle roll bender), and the shape and crown control ability of every mill type was analyzed and compared. An appropriate arrangement mode of tandem mill was brought forward. The results show that UCMW mill is a perfect choice for controlling shape and crown, and the area of control characteristics curve of UCMW (or UCM) is twice than that of HCM, but UCM mill is also a good choice for its simple frame. In other word, the shape and crown controlling ability of UCMW mill is better than that of UCM mill, but the frame of UCM mill is simpler than that of UCMW mill. As for the final type of mill, should be synthetically decided by thinking over fund and equipment technology.

Key words

6-high mill mill type selection shape control crown simulation 


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© Published by: Central South University Press, Sole distributor outside Mainland China: Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peng Yan  (彭艳)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Liu Hong-min  (刘宏民)
    • 1
  • Wang Dong-cheng  (王东城)
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering Research Center of Rolling Equipment and Complete Technology of Ministry of EducationYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina

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