Analytical approximations and simulation tools for water cooling of hot rolled steel strip

Aarne Pohjonen, Vesa Kyllönen, Joni Paananen

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    Analytical approximations that can be used together with the numerical codes to obtain estimates on the temperature distribution inside the cooled steel strip/plate are discussed. While numerical simulations can give accurate answer after the time required for calculations, the analytical approximations show how thickness and cooling rate affect the temperature distribution. We also present development of graphical user interface interaction with numerical codes for the use in designing and tuning of water cooling schedule for hot rolling strip and plate mill. Interaction of the numerical codes with user friendly front ends have been developed for the following tools: a heat conduction simulation tool for hot strip mill, a tool for calculating phase transformations for user defined cooling paths and a tool for calculating the required cooling water to cool a steel strip to a desired temperature. The functionality and interaction of the tools with the numerical codes is described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016
    PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
    ISBN (Print)978-91-7685-399-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation: 57th SIMS conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 2016) - Oulu, Finland
    Duration: 12 Sept 201616 Sept 2016

    Publication series

    SeriesLinköping Electronic Conference Proceedings


    Conference9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation
    Abbreviated titleEUROSIM 2016
    OtherThe EUROSIM 2016 Congress provides a forum where modelling and simulation professionals from industry, society and science exchange knowledge, experiences and strengthen multidisciplinary network.


    • analytical approximation
    • simulation
    • graphical user interfaces
    • steel
    • steel processing
    • heat treatment
    • cooling


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