Physical Simulation of Controlled Rolling and Accelerated Cooling for Ultrafine-Grained Steel Plates
The work shows the possibilities of obtaining ultrafine-grained ferrite-pearlite and ferrite-bainite structures in the process of controlled rolling of sheet metal using immediate accelerated cooling after the final pass. Low-carbon steel without micro-alloy additives was analyzed. The analysis was conducted using the Gleeble 3800 device with Hydrawedge II MCU module which enabled a multiple cycle of fast compression of the material. During the test, 10×15×20 mm rectangular parallelepiped specimens were deformed in flat anvils gaining the flat state of deformation in the zone of compression. Then the influence of the used scheme of deformation, cooling rate, time of break between the last deformation and the beginning of the accelerated cooling was analyzed as well as the temperature at the end of accelerated cooling of the structure and the mechanical properties of the final item.