An influence function method to analyse thin strip rolling with work roll edge contact
[extract] Cold rolled thin strips have a wide application in both the electronic and instrument industries, and its production has always been of major interest to steel manufacturers. With the need for higher quality and productivity in cold strip mills, mathematical models of cold rolling of a strip with a desired shape and dimension, both for mill set-up and for on-line control, have become a key issue in the steel rolling process. One major part of these models concerns the strip and roll deformation, plastically deformed strip shape and profile. An influence function method analysis considering the strip plastic deformation and roll deformation can be directly used in the control of strip rolling, especially in the control of the shape and profile of the strip.