Analysis of thin strip shape and profile in cold rolling: A way to improve strip profile and mechanical properties
Optimisation of the physical and mechanical properties of cold rolled thin strips is achieved by controlling the rolling parameters. In this paper, the factors affecting the low carbon steel thin strip profile of asymmetrical cold rolling have been studied at a speed ratio of 1.3 without lubricant applied. The effect of rolling parameters on the resulting microstructure was also investigated. It was found that under dry condition, work roll shifting and work roll cross angle can improve the strip profile, and the improvement is more significant with an increase of work roll cross angle rather than that of work roll shifting. A slight change in microstructure was evident with increasing work roll shifting values. In addition, effects of rolling parameters on the strip profile and microstructure have also been discussed.