Advances in Metal Rolling Processes

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 1339

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National Engineering Research Center for Equipment and Technology of Cold Strip Rolling, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, China
Interests: electro-plastic rolling; asynchronous rolling; foil rolling; difficult to deform alloy; high-performance material; flatness; size effect; cold/hot/warm rolling; shape detection and shape control

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Dear Colleagues,

Rolling is considered to be one of the most efficient formation processes. It plays an important role in the automated production of many metal foils or strips. The shape and properties of material are important criteria used in the rolling process to evaluate strip quality. Therefore, many factors, such as the metal flow characteristics, the shape detection and control, the work hardening, as well as the size effect, must be researched in detail. According to these mechanisms, there may be opportunities for some better rolling methods. For example, asynchronous rolling, electro-plastic rolling, extrusion rolling, and warm rolling are often used to produce the foils of difficult-to-deform metals. All in all, newer and better processes should be continuously studied by researchers. This will contribute to the quick industrial application of key technologies and the industrialization of rolling products. All these aspects deserve special attention.

This Special Issue provides an excellent opportunity to publish theoretical and experimental studies on metal rolling, especially on alloy steel, magnesium alloys, amorphous alloys, high-entropy alloys, etc. Any new findings on this topic are welcome, such as metal flow rules in asynchronous warm/hot/cold rolling processes, microstructural evolution in special rolling processes, shape detection and shape control, etc.

Prof. Dr. Lipo Yang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • cold rolling
  • hot rolling
  • warm rolling
  • electro-plastic rolling of alloy
  • asynchronous rolling
  • difficult to deform metals
  • size effect of foil
  • shape detection and shape control

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The Coupled Temperature Field Model of Difficult-to-Deform Mg Alloy Foil High-Efficiency Electro-Rolling and Experimental Study
by Gengliang Liu, Jiaxuan Yang, Tianren Shan, Huaimei Li, Dianlong Wang and Lipo Yang
Metals 2024, 14(3), 343; https://doi.org/10.3390/met14030343 - 17 Mar 2024
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In response to the challenging difficult-to-deform of magnesium foils, a high-efficiency and high-precision electro-rolling temperature field coupled model is established. This model is designed to simulate the non-annealing electric rolling (NAER) process of Mg foils under conditions of high current density, rapid temperature [...] Read more.
In response to the challenging difficult-to-deform of magnesium foils, a high-efficiency and high-precision electro-rolling temperature field coupled model is established. This model is designed to simulate the non-annealing electric rolling (NAER) process of Mg foils under conditions of high current density, rapid temperature rise rates, and large temperature gradients. Firstly, a coupled temperature field difference model for the guide roller, roll, and Mg foil is established, based on the equipment for NAER and the electrification conditions. The Joule heat, distortion heat, and friction heat in the electric rolling process were precisely considered. Secondly, considering the peculiarity of the heat source and the heat transfer mechanism during NAER, the influence of the dynamic boundary conditions on the instantaneous temperature of the Mg foil was analyzed, which was closer to the actual situation. The experimental results show that the original model can accurately simulate the transient temperature change in Mg foils during NAER, and the error between the predicted value and the measured value is within 7.1%. According to the calculation of the model, the microstructure of completely recrystallized magnesium foil with a grain size of 4.61 μm and a texture strength of 11.3 can be obtained at an inlet temperature of 250 °C. Full article
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Deep Rolling Techniques: A Comprehensive Review of Process Parameters and Impacts on the Material Properties of Commercial Steels
by Dilifa Jossley Noronha, Sathyashankara Sharma, Raghavendra Prabhu Parkala, Gowri Shankar, Nitesh Kumar and Srinivas Doddapaneni
Metals 2024, 14(6), 667; https://doi.org/10.3390/met14060667 - 4 Jun 2024
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The proposed review demonstrates the effect of the surface modification process, specifically, deep rolling, on the material surface/near-surface properties of commercial steels. The present research examines the various process parameters involved in deep rolling and their effects on the material properties of AISI [...] Read more.
The proposed review demonstrates the effect of the surface modification process, specifically, deep rolling, on the material surface/near-surface properties of commercial steels. The present research examines the various process parameters involved in deep rolling and their effects on the material properties of AISI 1040 steel. Key parameters such as the rolling force, feed rate, number of passes, and roller geometry are analyzed in detail, considering their influence on residual stress distribution, surface hardness, and microstructural alterations. Additionally, the impact of deep rolling on the fatigue life, wear resistance, and corrosion behavior of AISI 1040 steel is discussed. Engineering components manufactured by AISI 1040 steel can perform better and last longer when deep rolling treatments are optimized with an understanding of how process variables and material responses interact. This review provides critical insights for researchers and practitioners interested in harnessing deep rolling techniques to enhance the mechanical strength and durability of steel components across diverse industrial settings. In summary, the valuable insights provided by this review pave the way for continued advancements in deep rolling techniques, ultimately contributing to the development of more durable, reliable, and high-performance steel components in diverse industrial applications. The establishment of generalized standardizations for the deep rolling process proves unfeasible because of the multitude of controlling parameters and their intricate interactions. Thus, specific optimization studies tailored to the material of interest are imperative for process standardization. The published literature on the characterization of surface and subsurface properties of deep-rolled AISI 1040 steel, as well as process parameter optimization, remains limited. Additionally, numerical, analytical, and statistical studies and the role of ANN are limited compared with experimental work on the deep rolling process. Full article
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