A Comparative Evaluation of Predictive Models of the Flat Rolling Process
The predictive abilities of several mathematical models of the cold, flat rolling process are tested by comparing their predictions to experimental measurements. The models include an empirical model, a one-dimensional model, a finite element model and an upper bound model. The coefficient of friction and the friction factor are first determined by the inverse approach, using the model deemed to be the most comprehensive. The effects of including or excluding an account of roll flattening, using elastic-plastic or rigid-plastic strips, and constant or velocity dependent coefficients of friction or friction factors are examined.