Prediction of Work Roll Initial Crown according to Desired Strip Profile in Hot Rolling


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology

2 Mechanical Engineering, University of Isfahan


The final hot strip profile is a superposition of the roll initial crown, the roll bending and flattening crown, the roll wearing crown and the roll thermal crown. In this research, linear regression models are proposed to predict the roll force, the roll wearing crown and the roll thermal crown using experimental data provided by Mobarake Steel Complex (MSC). The short beam theory based on elasticity approach is also used to predict the roll bending and flattening crown. Finally, the work roll initial crown in order to obtain desired strip profile in hot rolling is predicted utilizing a computer programming. The obtained initial crowns are then used for seven stands of an actual roll schedule for hot strip mill of MSC. The measured strip profile shows a good agreement with the desired one for the mentioned mill.