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Thermo-mechano-metallurgical modelling and Finite Element simulation of interstand phenomena in hot rolling

Area of expertise Computational mechanics and Materials
Doctoral School SFA - Sciences Fondamentales et Appliques
Title Thermo-mechano-metallurgical modelling and Finite Element simulation of interstand phenomena in hot rolling
Supervisor M. Pierre MONTMITONNET
Co-supervisor
Contact
http://www.cemef.mines-paristech.fr/sections/formations/doctorats/pour-postuler/these-cemef-1018
Research unit Centre for material forming
Surfaces et Tribologie
Keywords Mechanics, Modelling, Finite Element, Rolling, Interstand, Creep
Abstract Due to the economic importance of the process, modelling of hot rolling has produced a considerable number of studies of the roll bite area. Now that this zone is well known, many observations show that the interstand is the locus of several coupled phenomena, with important consequences on product quality: recrystallization and induced plasticity, elastic stress reshuffling and elastic buckling (flatness defects), interstand creep. These mechanisms interact in a complex way with stand settings (profile and flatness actuators).
The objective of the PhD is to provide LAM3/TEC3, a FEM software for the steady state modelling of rolling, several modules and functionalities to allow studying all these mechanisms for complex stands of hot rolling mills.

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Funding Convention CIFRE
Partnership
Starting date October 2nd 2017
Date of first publication September 2nd 2016