Mechanics of Asymmetric Rolling of Thin Strip with Effect of Work Roll Edge Contact
Asymmetric rolling of thin strip has become important due to a significant decrease of rolling force, which contributes to obtain the extremely thin strip, to reduce the rolling passes, and to save the energy by a decrease of anneal treatment. In asymmetric rolling of thin strip, edges of work rolls may contact and deform when no or small work roll bending force is applied. Work roll edge contact forms a new deformation feature. In this paper, the effects of initial thickness of strip and friction coefficient on the rolling pressure, roll edge contact length and strip crown during asymmetric rolling of thin strip with work roll edge contact effect has been discussed, and the calculated rolling force with work roll edge contact is compared with the measured value.