2009 Volume 49 Issue 3 Pages 385-394
In rail universal rolling, the forward slip coefficient is one of the most important parameters. For simplifying the analytic model, the vertical roll with box pass has been simplified as an equivalent flat roll firstly. Then the equation of neutral line and the area of forward slip zone on the flank of horizontal roll have been derived. Furthermore, the horizontal resultant force acting on the rolled workpiece has been obtained and the forward slip coefficient of rail universal rolling has been proposed. For verifying the theoretical model, the universal rolling process of 60 kg/m heavy rail and 18 kg/m light rail have been simulated by the Rigid-Plastic FEM software DEFORM-3D V5.0, and the universal rolling experiments of 18 kg/m light rail has been accomplished in the Yanshan University Rolling Laboratory. Moreover, the theoretical results and numerical simulation results of forward slip coefficient are in agreement with the experimental data basically. So, this theoretical model can be applied in rail universal rolling.