Bingji (Benjamin) Li
Metal Pass LLC.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Key words: web-based applications, rolling
mill, process models, roll pass design, mill force and torque,
Model-intensive and web-based steel rolling mill applications have been
developed in metalpass.com. They include pass design suites AutoForm and
FreeForm, mill force/torque prediction suite, temperature profile program with
finite-differential method for rolling and water/air cooling, and microstructure
prediction application, etc. Coupled with tension models, the FreeForm is
particularly useful for high-speed rolling blocks, and for both designing new
passes and examining existing ones. Multiple algorithms are applied to ensure
both speed and accuracy. Issues in developing each of the applications, such as
process modeling, data modeling, model verification, object-oriented
programming, and data management, etc., are discussed.
Complicated rolling mill process demands sophisticated
models and software; good future-potential awaits web-based
A variety of web-based programs, some powerful and others
easy to use, are available online as great tools for advanced
mill design and development.
Highly accurate models and extensive mill-tests verified
the high quality of the web-based mill applications.
Web-related handling further improved the performances of the