2007 Volume 47 Issue 10 Pages 1475-1484
T.M.C.P. (Thermo Mechanical Control Process) has been widely used in the steel industry. We have produced fine grain hot strips industrially through high reduction and low temperature asymmetric rolling which decreases rolling force by generating a cross shear zone.
We needed combined macro–micro model to predict rolling force in the finishing train and microstructure evolution of fine grain hot strips. First, deformation analysis model, an asymmetric rolling theory based on numerical analysis using Orowan's theory was proposed. Second, to obtain the material data for the kinetics of microstructure change in the low temperature austenite region, the compression tests were performed and we measured recrystallization ratio by EBSD (Electron back scattering diffraction). Third, microstructure evolution model to formulate the ferrite transformation using the intragranular nucleation was introduced.
Accuracy of the new combined macro–micro model for rolling force and microstructure evolution was very excellent and it enabled us to confirm dynamic ferrite transformation occurrence during high reduction low temperature rolling at the actual tandem hot strip mill.