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FiMPART Conference - Frontiers in Materials Processing Applications, Research and Technology 

Come see Dr. Fulvio Siciliano, DSI's Senior Application Consultant present his invited paper at the FiMPART Conference in Bordeaux, France, July 9-12, 2017.  

Title: Physical Simulation in Advanced High Strength Steels Production

Dr. Fulvio Siciliano 

Abstract: The escalating technological demands of high-strength steel grades resulted in the rapid evolution of its production technology. Hot rolling of steels is the most important method to produce strips, plates, bars and wires and it has been a subject for metallurgical research for many decades. High temperature mechanical tests have been proven to be a successful method to simulate the hot rolling of steels. Small-scale simulation of industrial production processes provides important metallurgical information about the full-scale process at a negligible cost. Physical simulation plays an important role in the development of new steel grades as well in optimizing existing industrial-scale production processes such as continuous casting, reheating, rolling, accelerated cooling and annealing, leading to quality improvement to meet stringent specifications frequently required in modern automotive, pipeline, shipbuilding and structural engineering projects. Physical simulation also helps deliver considerable savings in production, accelerates research and development efforts and can reduce costs by minimizing alloying costs. In this work, excellent correlations are obtained between full-scale industrial rolling and small-scale simulation by both hot torsion and hot plane-strain compression tests. Examples of use of physical simulation to study and optimize steel processing are shown.

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