Document Type thesis Author Name Biswas, Souvik URN etd-1027103-203032 Title Simulation of Thermo-mechanical Deformation in High Speed Rolling of Long Steel Products Degree MS Department Mechanical Engineering Advisors Prof. Joseph J. Rencis, Advisor Dr. Bruce V. Kiefer, Co-Advisor Mr. Horacio Gutierrez, Co-Advisor Prof. Zhikun Hou, Graduate Committee Rep Prof. Satya S. Shivkumar, Committee Member Prof. Richard D. Sisson Jr., Committee Member Keywords Product Geometry Hot Rolling High Speed Rolling Rolling Simulation Bar and Rod Rolling Free Surface Finite Element Analysis Date of Presentation/Defense 2003-09-11 Availability unrestricted
A Java pre- and post-processing graphical user-oriented interface has been developed by the authors to aid a mill engineer with little or no finite element experience throughout the analysis process of the finishing rolling stands. A case study is presented that uses the commercial finite element code ABAQUS/Explicit to predict roundness and tolerance customer requirements. Other parameters that are determined include spread, crosssectional area, percentage reduction in area, incremental plastic strain, total plastic strain and roll force. All parameters are compared to theoretical models and some are compared to full-scale mill testing.
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