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J Ilmola et al 2022 IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 1270 012060

Virtual rolling automation and setup calculations for six stands FEM finishing mill

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Author: Ilmola, Joonas1; Seppälä, Oskari1; Pohjonen, Aarne1;
Organizations: 1Materials and Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Advanced Steels Research, University of Oulu, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4200, FI-90014, Finland
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Language: English
Published: IOP Publishing, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-01-18


Digitalization is becoming increasingly common in the steel industry. Formerly developed models of individual phenomenon or separate sub-processes are being further developed into wider complexes where multiple models are coupled together. Virtual rolling automation, which can be used to control a finite-element rolling model, is a new element in these complexes. The automation enables to model the variations caused by the process adjustment. It must be taken in the account that neither the model nor the industrial process are ideal, but there are limitations in the attainable accuracy in both cases. Inclusion of the new automation control in the FE-model introduces new requirements: the setup calculations for all six rolling stands and the automation logic adjustments must perform within the model. The focus of the current article is prediction of the roll force and the virtual rolling automation of six stand finishing mill.

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Series: IOP conference series. Materials science and engineering
ISSN: 1757-8981
ISSN-E: 1757-899X
ISSN-L: 1757-8981
Volume: 1270
Article number: 012060
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/1270/1/012060
Host publication: The 19th International Conference on Metal Forming (MF 2022) 11/09/2022 - 14/09/2022 Online
Conference: International Conference on Metal Forming
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 216 Materials engineering
Funding: Financial assistance of the Business Finland, project FOSSA- Fossil-Free Steel Applications, is acknowledged.
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