Tribological contact of work roll in hot rolling [ 2007 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Prof KA Tieu; Dr H Zhu; Dr PB Kosasih; Dr DJ Nolan

Brief description Steel and aluminium manufacturers form their products by shaping a hot metal billet using, for example, presses and rollers which contact the rapidly cooling metal in the production line. The economic benefits of lubrication, reduced rolling force (up to 25%), reduced roll wear and extended roll life (up to 40%), reduced down time due to roll change, and better strip quality are very significant for these manufacturing processes. This comprehensive program will provide new knowledge on lubrication and roll wear to help Australian manufacturing industry (e.g. steel and aluminium) to better understand and optimise their processes to achieve maximum benefits.

Funding Amount $360,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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