Effect of hot coil profile containing ridges on ridge-buckle defects of cold rolled thin strip
Ridge-buckle defects in cold rolled thin strip originate from the formation of ridges in hot rolled coil and corresponding ridges left in the strip following annealing, cold rolling and tempering. A numerical solution was developed to calculate three-dimensional stress distribution in a wound coil built up wrap-by-wrap and subsequent flatness change in the uncoiled product. The model takes into account both nonlinear compressible characteristic of interwrap layer and uneven strip profile, especially ridges, on the stress evolution during the coiling process. The sensitivity of ridge-buckle defects in cold rolled thin strip to ridges in hot rolled coil profile has been investigated in details. The results show that the ridge-buckle defects in tin plate are much dependent on the height, width and location of ridges in hot coil profile. The permissible tolerance of ridges in hot rolled coil, below which does not produce the ridge-buckle defects in subsequent cold rolling of thin strip, are recommended for different steel grades.