Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 626–632 | Cite as

Spalling Prevention and Wear Improvement of Rolls in Steel Strip Hot-Rolling Process

  • Qiang Dong
  • Jian-guo CaoEmail author
  • Dun Wen
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


Rolls are key components in hot strip mill. Roll wear and fatigue are inevitable phenomena during hot-rolling process. Finite element (FE) analysis shows that roll profiles, especially work roll wear profile, have significant effects on contact stress distributions. Long-term effect of huge contact stress peaks in roll sides is the main factor for roll spallings. In order to solve serious roll spallings, a design process of backup roll profile is proposed to homogenize contact stress distributions. FE calculation demonstrates the superiority of the new profile in eliminating stress peaks. Industry application also manifests its good performance in preventing roll spalling and improving roll wear.


Spalling Wear Contact stress Hot strip mill Roll profile FE analysis 



The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by the Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (Grant No. 20120006110015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corp.WuhanChina

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