Dimensional analysis in steel rod rolling for different types of grooves
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Sequence design for shape-rolling processes consists of roll pass and profile design, i.e., transforming the billet into a final shape. For the prediction of the mean effective strain of the workpiece during rod rolling, an analytical model by Shinokura and Takai was used. They verified the formula by applying it to a variety of rod-rolling geometries (oval-square, oval-round, square diamond, and diamond-diamond). Today, on the other hand, the finite element (FE) techniques allow analysis of rolling processes in such a way as to simplify the work of design engineers. In this study, a round-oval pass and a round-flat oval pass are analyzed for steel rod rolling. In particular, the analysis of the spread, the surface profile, and cross-sectional area of the workpiece were conducted during rolling. Experimental data such as the maximum spread and the radius are compared with the results of the analytical model and FE analysis.
KeywordsFEM analysis groove profile hot rolling
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